I wish to refer to the letter entitled "Islam not inherently anti-Christian or anti-Jewish" by Pg Hj Abd Rahman bin Pg Hj Omar (BB, Nov 10, 2012).
I wish to thank him for his deliberations on how to intepret the Quran.
When I wrote "Let's remember there are verses in the Quran to remind Muslims not to appoint Christians and Jews as their advisers" in my article, it is only to remind myself and other Muslims that Allah, at the time the verse was delivered, had forbidden Muslims from doing it.
Surely the present Muslims should learn something from it. In Surah An-Nisa, Verse 144, Allah says;
"O you who believe! Take not as your 'Auliya' (protectors or helpers or friends) disbelievers instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifestation against yourself?"
If in Verse 5:51 the Christians and the Jews are specifically mentioned, in Verse 4:144 it is generally mentioned that Muslims should not appoint the disbelievers as their 'Auliya'.
So whoever disbelieve in Al-Quran should not be appointed as so. The question of being inherenty anti-Christians or anti-Jews does not arise.