The thing is simple, you are allowed to retaliate in equal measure, this is your right.<quoted text>
So then what is it you are implying? Are you saying that muslims have options blessed by allah and that the less a muslim does to retaliate the better off he or she is in the eyes of allah? I am not following yourpoint here, comrade. So if I as a muslim retailiates in equal measure to someone that has done me wrong and you as a muslim does not retaliate against someone who has done you wrong, do we both get to go to the same eternal after life place?
But if you forgive and do not retaliate....Allah will reward you for the generosity.
This way it is "more tuned" to human nature. For common folks they can retaliate in equal measure...but those who are in higher moral category, they can forget.
At another place Quran says "Eye for eye, ear for ear, nose for nose, tooth for tooth and for injury equal injury, but if some one forgives and pardons, it would be counted as an act of charity for them..."
Interpret scriptures in their simple meaning, do not try to pry hidden meanings and argument only for the sake of argument.
There would be no end for such discussions.