By Tom Quiner

With tongue in cheek, I headlined a recent blogpost as follows:

“The subtle distinctions between the U.S. Constitution and Sharia Law.”

A Quiner’s Diner reader lashed back:

“It would make more sense to compare sharia law to the tenets of Christianity. There is also some pretty wicked stuff in the Bible. You’re comparing apples to oranges.”

Fair enough. Let’s compare and contrast Christian scripture to Islamic scripture:


MOHAMMAD:  Said Allah does not love those who reject Islam. (Qur’an 30:45, 3:32, 22:38)

JESUS:  Said God loves everyone.  (John 3:16)


MOHAMMAD:  “I have been commanded to fight against people til they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” (Muslim 1:33)

JESUS:  “He who lives by the sword will die by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52)


MOHAMMAD:  Stoned women for adultery. (Muslim 4206)

JESUS:  “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” (John 8:7)


MOHAMMAD:  Permitted stealing from unbelievers. (Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)

JESUS:  “Thou shalt not steal.” (Matthew 19:18)


MOHAMMAD: Permitted lying. (Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)

JESUS: “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” (Matthew 19:18)


MOHAMMAD:  Owned and traded slaves. (Sahih Muslim 3901)

JESUS:  Neither owned nor traded slaves.


MOHAMMAD: Beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys. (Abu Dawud 4390)

JESUS: Beheaded no one.


MOHAMMAD: Murdered those who insulted him. (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)

JESUS: Preached forgiveness. (Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)


MOHAMMAD: “If then anyone transgresses the prohibition against you, Transgress ye likewise against him” (Qur’an 2:194)

JESUS: “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Matthew 5:39)


MOHAMMAD: Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold. (Muslim 4645)

JESUS: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God.”(Matthew 5:9)


MOHAMMAD: Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves. (Bukhari 5:268, Qur’an 33:50)

JESUS: Was celibate.


MOHAMMAD: Slept with a 9-year-old child. (Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)

JESUS: Did not have sex with children.


MOHAMMAD: Ordered the murder of women. (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)

JESUS: Never harmed a woman.


MOHAMMAD: “O you who believe!  Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.” (Qur’an 9:123)

JESUS: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”(Matthew 5:5)


MOHAMMAD: Ordered 65 military campaigns and raids in his last 10 years.(Ibn Ishaq )

JESUS: Ordered no military campaigns, nor offered any approval of war or violence.


MOHAMMAD: Killed captives taken in battle. (Ibn Ishaq 451)

JESUS: Never took captives. Never killed anyone.



To my Muslim apologists, please correct the record if any of the above looks incorrect. Frankly, I pray that it is. Based on this record, Islam is a scary religion. It is built on hate, revenge, and murder.

By contrast, Jesus taught love, forgiveness, and sacrifice for your fellow man.

To all of Quiner’s Diner readers, which of these religions seems most appealing to you?


  1. violetwisp on September 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    The words of Jesus seem more appealing, but few Christians base their lives on him. You all seem to have lots of possessions, enjoy judging everyone who crosses your path and perpetuate base sexism in human society. At least you’ve stopped killing as much as you used to, in most places.

    • quinersdiner on September 28, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      You paint with a very broad brush, Violet. Possessions are not a mark of holiness. It is how you perceive those possessions.

      Frankly, you’re the one doing the judging. Tsk, tsk, I thought liberals were tolerant, inclusive, and welcoming of diversity.

      Every single Christian I know is a flawed, sinful person. And sure, are there people who call themselves Christians who don’t live their lives like Christians. But Jesus’ words are more than just “appealing” to us. They are the words of truth and everlasting life. The fruit of Christianity by any objective measure is one of lavish beauty and overachievement.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2015 at 3:39 pm

        The people Violet is talking about are most likely not Christians. Only God knows that for sure.

    • bluebird of bitterness on September 30, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Some Christians ARE very judgmental. So are a lot of non-Christians. Some Christians ARE sexist. So are a lot of non-Christians. What’s your point? That all human beings have flaws? This is news?

    • parrillaturi on September 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      So, let me see how I can respond to your comments. You like Jesus words, but not the behavior that Christians display. We should be like Him. Well, we strive to be. Now, what killings have we committed in most places? Which ones are you referring to? When was the last time Christians committed any suicide bombings, beheadings of Muslims for not converting to Christianity, honor killings of wives, daughters, or other females, for not following Christian values, or for falling in love with some non-Christian person, or for being gay? When have we persecuted those who would slander our Lord an Savior, Jesus, or for that matter, go on a shooting spree, and killing those who would defame the Bible? When was the last time we Christians bombed buildings etc? I would love for you to be specific with respect to your comments, which are so glib.

      • quinersdiner on September 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm

        I will simply say that Violet is one of my favorite liberals. I think she is misinformed. You provide a stark contrast between Islam and Christianity. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. parrillaturi on September 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Great comparison. How anyone can deny which one is not the religion of peace, is beyond me.

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