Both sides appear to hate and fear the other. Both have deeply entrenched teachings to evangelise and force their particular brand of god-bothering on the other. For many thousands of years Christians have waged bloody ‘crusades’ against Muslims. More recently, Muslims have been fighting with a far higher level of ‘success’, if you can call it ‘success’ by inflicting massive casualties on home ground, starting with what’s now known as ‘9/11’.
Part of the anti-Islamic propaganda is to mis-quote from the Koran, or make things up.
Doing the rounds recently is the quote that the following can be found in Chapter 9, verse 11 (get it? 9:11?):
For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.
The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo,
while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced;
for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.
But, in reality this is just Chrisitain and Jewish anti-islamic propaganda. The real Chapter 9, Verse 11, translates as:
But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate,
they are your brethren in faith;
and we make the communications clear for a people who know.
There is, however, a valid quote that actually gets twisted (by Muslims) to apparently describe the attack on the twin towers. Can’t remember where it is though.
But my question is why does the Christian-Jewish alliance put around false Koranic rumours?