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“For me, Islam is a religion of peace,” Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala says in an NBC News story about the 21 Christians recently beheaded by ISIS in Egypt.

Meanwhile, the White House inches closer to declaring war on ISIS.

But there’s a problem no one seems to want to talk about: ISIS is only doing what the Qur’an tells them to do.

You have a holy book that tells a poor, oppressed people if they kill non-Muslims and die trying, they will get a free pass to heaven along with an eternity of food and a promise of 72 virgins to have sex with.

What choice do they really have?

So Malala and moderate Muslims everywhere, including dear friends of mine, can continue to say “Islam is a religion of peace.”  But here’s the problem: the Qur’an is not a book of peace.  And you can try telling “radical Muslims” like ISIS to stop reading it the way they do, but they aren’t going to stop because they believe the Qur’an is God’s word and they are always going to hold God’s word over your word.  Continue Reading…