One of the most frequently used arguments heard in the defense of Islam is that the Bible is just as violent as the Koran. The logic goes like this. If the Koran is no more violent than the Bible, then why should we worry about Islam? . . . This is false, but this analogy is very popular, since it allows someone who knows nothing about the actual doctrine of Islam to talk about it. . . The only violence that matters to someone outside of either Islam or Christianity or Judaism is what they do to the “other”, political violence. Cain killing Abel is not political violence.
The political violence of the Koran is called “fighting in Allah’s cause”, or jihad.
Basically, when Mohammed was a preacher of religion, Islam grew at the rate of 10 new Muslims per year. But when he turned to jihad, Islam grew at an average rate of 10,000 per year. All of the details of how to wage jihad are recorded in great detail. The Koran gives the great vision of jihad—world conquest by the political process. The Sira is a strategic manual and the Hadith is a tactical manual of jihad. . .
The political violence of the Koran is eternal and universal. The political violence of the Bible was for that particular historical time and place. This is the vast difference between Islam and other ideologies. The violence (of Islam) remains a constant threat to all non-Islamic cultures, now and into the future. . . .
Full article “The Political Violence of the Bible and the Koran” by Dr. Bill Warner is posted at https://www.politicalislam.com/the-political-violence-of-the-bible-and-the-koran/.