What Every American Needs To Know About The Quran
By William J. Federer
Excerpt from the above book:
"JESUS & MOHAMMED COMPARED
Jesus was a religious leader.
Mohammed was a religious leader, a political leader and a military leader.
Jesus never killed anyone.
Mohammed killed an estimated 3,000 people, including beheading 700 Jews in Medina.
Jesus never owned slaves.
Mohammed received a fifth of the slaves taken in battle, including African slaves, as he was Arab.
Jesus never married.
Mohammed had at least 11 wives, plus slave wives, concubines, and women taken in battle.
Muslim apologists do not deny Mohammed’s actions, but respond that King David was a prophet who killed people, led armies, owned slaves and had wives.
-- The response is still that Jesus never killed anyone, never owned slaves and never married.
-- Besides, King David only wanted a small piece of land - there is no command in the Old Testament for Jews to subdue the world to Yahweh by force.
Jesus never forced his followers to believe.
- When his sayings were not understood, “many of his disciples, when they had heard this said, ‘This is a hard saying, who can hear it?’...Many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him. Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Will ye also go away?’ Then Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.’” (John 6:31-69)
Mohammed forced his followers to continue believing, saying in the Hadith al-Bukhari
(Vol. 9, Bk. 84, No. 57):
“Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.”
Jesus did not permit followers to lie and rape.
Mohammed permitted followers to lie to spread Islam and to rape infidel women taken in battle.
Jesus never avenged insults, but forgave.
Mohammed avenged insults, ordering Ibn Khatal and his slave girls killed for making fun of him in poems.
Jesus never tortured anyone.
Mohammed had the chief of Khaybar tortured to get him to reveal the location of the tribe’s treasure.
None of Jesus’ Apostles led armies, but instead spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire by loving their enemies and dying for their faith.
All the Caliphs and Sultans led armies.
In the first 300 years of Christianity, there were ten major persecutions by the Romans, resulting in thousands of Christians being killed in the Coliseum and fed to the lions. Never once did Christians lead an armed resistance against those who attacked them.
In the first 300 years of Islam, Muslim armies conquered Arabia, Persia, the Holy Land, North Africa, Spain, Southern France, Central Africa, and invaded vast areas of Asia and Asia Minor.
JESUS TEACHES TO TREAT ENEMIES:
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you
Resist not evil
If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to them the other
If someone takes your coat, give them your shirt
If someone make you carry something one mile,
carry it two
Forgive and you shall be forgiven
Judge not, that ye be not judged
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy
Blessed are the peacemakers
Treat others the way you want to be treated
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not kill, but I say who ever is angry with his brother is in danger of the judgment
Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, whatever you do to the very least you have done unto me
TO TREAT ENEMIES:
Infidels are your sworn enemies
Be ruthless to the infidels
Make war on the infidels who dwell around you
(Sura 9:123, 66:9)
Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day (Sura 9:29)
Strike off the heads of infidels in battle
If someone stops believing in Allah, kill him
Take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends (Sura 5:51, 60:13)
Never help the disbelievers
Kill the disbelievers wherever we find them
The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land
No Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel
OTHER CONTRASTING TEACHINGS:
Jesus taught that we are children of God and that God was our Father
Mohammed considered it blasphemy to call Allah your father, as Allah took no wife and has no children.
Jesus taught that man was made in God’s image.
(Matt 22:20, referring to Gen. 1:26-27, 9:6)
Mohammed taught that Allah has no image.
(Sura 42:11, Sura 112:4)
Jesus taught “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Mohammed taught to avenge trespasses and insults committed against one’s honor, family or religion.
When violence was committed against Jesus, he did not retaliate but allowed himself to be crucified.
When violence was committed against Mohammed, he retaliated, ordering his enemies killed.
The concept of a martyr in Christian and Jewish thought is one who would die for their faith.
The concept of martyr in Islamic thought is one who would die for their faith while killing infidels.
Jesus taught that religion is from the inside-out.
Mohammed taught that religion could be forced from the outside-in.
Christianity teaches God wants a personal relationship with each individual believer.
Islam teaches that individual believers cannot have a personal relationship with Allah.
Jesus’ religion is one of
forgiveness and love.
Mohammed’s is one
of fear and subjugation."