Letter: Comparing the Bible and the Quran

In response to Lynda French's Dec. 2 letter, and specifically to the statement that "obviously Zanna knows next to nothing about Islam. How dare he spout such blithering invective; and how dare the Miner print it."

First of all, thank God that here in Mohave County we are still in America, not Europe or some Islamic countries where I could not exercise my First Amendment for fear of persecution. So thanks to the KD Miner for allowing me to share my opinion based on facts, not just on opinions or feelings.

Here are the facts, directly from the "holy" scriptures of those two different religions, comparing two different belief systems according to the preaching of their prophets.

I remind you that Muslims are told that their prophet Muhammad is the most "beautiful pattern of conduct" and "example" for mankind to follow (Quran 33:21), as well as the "exalted standard of character" (Quran 68:4).

Also, Christians are told to emulate Jesus - a pacifist and servant - and "walk, even as he walked" (1 John 2:6).

Here are just some cold facts. I did my research, and I am not here to push any religion. My goal is to objectively compare two different realities.

"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them." "Allah" (Quran 8:12)

"Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah." Muhammad (Ibn Ishaq 992)

Muhammad said Allah does not love those who reject Islam. (Quran 30:45, 3:32, 22:38)

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Jesus (Matthew 5:14)

Muhammad stoned women for adultery. (Muslim 4206)

Jesus: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." (John 8:7)

Muhammad permitted stealing from unbelievers. (Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)

Jesus: "Thou shalt not steal." (Matthew 19:18)

Muhammad permitted lying. (Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)

Jesus: "Thou shalt not bear false witness." (Matthew 19:18)

Muhammad owned and traded slaves. (Sahih Muslim 3901)

Jesus neither owned nor traded slaves.

Muhammad murdered those who insulted him. (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)

Jesus preached forgiveness. (Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)

Muhammad said: Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one's position in Paradise by a hundredfold. (Muslim 4645)

Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9)

Muhammad Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves. (Bukhari 5:268, Quran 33:50)

Jesus was celibate.

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

Jesus did not have sex with children.

Muhammad ordered the murder of women. (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)

Jesus never harmed a woman.

Lynda, I am not pointing fingers at anybody, and I do not claim adherence to Christianity. I keep my religious beliefs private, but I am here to share the facts you won't get from the media or politicians because of a political correctness. It is a reality that can become the biggest Trojan horse against all principles of a free society.

I did my research, and I stand by all the sources I've mentioned without apology. Can you show me your facts that prove my statements are wrong?