If people actually read their Bibles, they would know that it is just as violent and misogynist as the Quran.
And these people clearly hadn’t read their own Bibles, because they were made to look like complete fools after pranksters replaced the cover on some Bibles to make them look like the Quran and went around asking people to read the verses and give their opinion of them.
Of course, most people were horrified about the verses they were hearing, and viewed Islam more negatively because of them. Some verses called for oppressing women so that they remain submissive. Others called for cutting off limbs as a punishment.
When asked what they thought about the book compared to the Bible, the participants began to criticize it and concluded that the Bible is far more peaceful and inclusive. However, that’s not the case at all. As it turns out, the Bible is actually far more violent than the Quran.
The number of cruel or violent passages in the Quran amounted to 532 or just over 8 percent of the book. The Bible contains 1,318 such passages which amounts to around 4 percent of the book. Of course, the Bible is also a bigger book that contains about 25,000 more verses than the Quran does. In short, the Bible contains more violence than the Quran.
When the “Quran” is revealed to actually be the Bible in disguise, the participants are genuinely shocked that their “peaceful” and more inclusive Bible is actually violent and not so inclusive.
Here’s the video via YouTube.
Hate against Muslims has reached fever pitch among conservatives in the United States, so much so that Republicans are actually starting to consider surveillance in every mosque and forcing all Muslims to wear identification. Most even want a Holy War in the Middle East.
And in order to make conservatives hate Muslims so much, right-wing pastors and politicians gin up fear and hate by characterizing Islam as an evil religion and trashing the Quran as a book of violence and killing, even though the Bible itself is even worse. But instead of actually reading their Bibles and taking a look at the Quran to see if their pastors and politicians are telling the truth, conservatives would rather take them at their word and remain ignorant. And until we break the cycle of ignorance, the hate and violence against Muslims will continue. Maybe those pranksters should come over here and embarrass conservatives.
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article said that the people interviewed about the verses were Christians. They are actually just random people, with no verified religious identification.