Can jews and christians be taken as Awliyaa as per Quranic verse 5:51 :-
O YOU who have attained to faith! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your awliya : they are but awliya of one another and whoever of you allies himself with them becomes, verily, one of them; behold, God does not guide people who are unjust
So does it mean that muslims taking Jews and Christians as friends will also become one of them at all times or did it have a different context? How does it reconcile with rulers of certain Arab countries Allying with Non muslim nations and even allowing some of them to have a Kuffar military in an Islamic country?