A Critical Look at the Koran

  Professor William Kilpatrick, author of "Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West", makes the case that an objective critical analysis of the Quran itself is essential to the defeat of Islamic terrorism:
A Critical Look at the Koran
  Though a significant number of scholars address the content of the Quran, especially as it relates to the Quranic dictates of violence against non-Muslims, fewer address the fact that the Quran does not stand up to the claims of divine inspiration.  Dr. Kilpatrick notes that, "If Islam weren’t such a militant faith, it would probably be best to take an attitude of live and let live. Unfortunately, live and let live is not what the Koran is all about. Although a great many Muslims manage to ignore its harsher mandates, the violent injunctions are still there and they beckon to those who seek to devote themselves fully to Allah’s commands.
  "Consequently, it’s not just Islamic terrorists that need to be feared, but also Islamic theorists and theologians. They provide the ideological fuel which powers the terror machine. It’s important to take out the terrorist, but in the long run, it’s more important to take down the terrorist’s ideology. And that, by necessity, involves a deconstruction of the Koran. If that measure seems much too drastic, consider the alternatives—a slow-motion capitulation such as is now happening in Europe or a bloody war, once it finally dawns on the civilized world that it must resist.
  "Up to now, Islam’s status as a religion has provided it with a sort of diplomatic immunity under which it has literally gotten away with murder...."