William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s heritage. In an article, “Jesus and Muhammad’s Words, Actions, Teachings Contrasted,” he lists the radical differences between the founder of Islam and the founder of Christianity. Federer says that during his many radio and television presentations and speaking engagements he has had only a few Muslims dispute his statements which are based on extensive research and on the Koran. Usually such disputes on confirm the significant differences between faiths.
Once, on a radio program, Federer claimed that Muhammad had 15 wives. An Islamic caller challenged his information, alleging that he was wrong about such a claim. The caller insisted that Muhammad had only 11 wives. Hardly a significant improvement in his image, particularly against the Biblical standard of one-man, one-woman. Federer stated that Mohammad had killed a significantly large number of people. A caller wanted to make the point, not that such brutality had not occurred, but that the slaughter was for justifiable reasons.
His new book, “What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur’an-A History of Islam & the United States” is a straightforward history of Muhammad, Islam, the religion’s interaction with Christianity. It contains surprising revelations about historical interactions between the United States and Islamic nations from the time of Jefferson forward.
Whenever there is a discussion about Islamic violence, Muslim apologists point to the Crusades and charge that Christians have also committed violence. Secularists argue that faith differences are at the core of national violence, conveniently ignoring the atheistic killings of the French Revolution, Stalin’s purges and Mao Tse-tung’s Cultural Revolution and more.
Of the world’s 6.5 billion people, 33.32% are Christian and 21.01% are Muslim. The two faiths align half the world’s population. What are the differences? One can examine the life of Jesus from the Gospels and the life of Muhammad from the Quran and other Islamic literature. Jesus was a religious leader. Muhammad was not only a religious leader, he was also a political and military leader. Jesus never killed anyone. He healed. He raised from the dead. He fed and comforted thousands. He taught peace. Muhammad never healing anyone or restored life. He killed an estimated 3,000 people, including beheading 700 Jews of the Banu Qurayza tribe in Medina, A.D. 627.
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