Hudud is a reasonable response of detente.
For thirteen years, early Moslems have learned that turning another cheek a la Jesus to the enemies just makes them get addicted to harm all Moslems more and more.
For thirteen years, the concept of “Love thy enemy”, or “Do not resist evil” hasn’t worked at all in real world.
For thirteen years, singing Kumbaya with the heathens who persecute the believers has been a failure.
But immediately in day 1 shortly after the city of Makkah is conquered, when Moslems get the upper hands, as in Q.9, v.6, Moslems are obliged by Allah to treat the civilian heathens with our “Good Samaritan” gesture by protecting them to attain a secure place.
Q.9, v.6. And if any one of the Polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah. Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
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