Quran does not cause terrorism and is no more violent than the Bible, expert says
By Lizzie Dearden; @lizziedearden
“The source of the problem is the Quran itself…anyone who reads it either leaves it or becomes a terrorist.”
That claim, made on a Facebook page supporting Pegida, is one of countless similar allegations being circulated on the internet by anti-Islam and far-right groups.
But is the Quran actually any more violent than the Bible or Torah? Not according to Dr Ed Kessler, the founding director of the Woolf Institute of interfaith relations.
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