By Tom Quiner
With tongue in cheek, I headlined a recent blogpost as follows:
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?