I'm not going to talk about my personal interpretation of the Bible or Quran here, because it doesn't matter. Culturally, there are plenty of Christians and Muslims with ideologies that tolerant and peaceful, and with ideologies that are intolerant and hurtful.
So, I'm not going to defend Islam per se, but I just wanted to rant that the term "Moderate Muslim," particularly the way it was used post-9/11, is one of the most bullshit subtle propaganda terms ever. Use this term, and I'll likely wish death upon you. People kept saying we need to "reach out" to moderate Muslims, with "moderate Muslim" roughly meaning "Muslims who don't want to kill all nonbelievers." Did you catch the subtle implication that violence is inherent to Islam, and therefore needs to be "moderated"? Yep.
My previous signature was getting old. This is my new one.