He’s right. Want proof? It’s coming in my new book, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran, which will be available September 22 from Regnery Publishing.
THE bestselling author Sebastian Faulks has courted controversy by saying the Koran has “no ethical dimension”.
In an interview with today”s Sunday Times Magazine, he added that the Islamic holy scripture was “a depressing book”, was “very one-dimensional” and unlike the Christian New Testament had “no new plan for life”.
Faulks was speaking in advance of the publication of his novel, A Week in December….
“Jesus, unlike Muhammad, had interesting things to say,” Faulks said.
“He proposed a revolutionary way of looking at the world: love your neighbour; love your enemy; the meek shall inherit the earth. Muhammad had nothing to say to the world other than, “˜If you don’t believe in God you will burn for ever”.”
Criticism of the Koran is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims.
No kidding, really?
Seriously, most of the world is walking on eggshells in front of Muslims now, but why, if someone dislikes a book, dislikes its message, should he be afraid or ashamed to say so? Critics of Christianity and the message of the New Testament are legion, and they are neither threatened with death nor smeared as hatemongers. Ideas are ideas. Some are good and some are bad. It is not an act of hate for someone to say that he thinks one set of ideas is not inspiring, or interesting, or morally illuminating. It is done all time, about all kinds of ideas. Only when it comes to the Koran, and to Islam in general, does this evaluation of ideas become some kind of a moral failing, and is classified as an evil act.