Fact is, Islam is violent in nature. The Quran is full of violent propaganda. The folks that we call “radicals” are just doing exactly what the Quran tells them to do. Yes, Christians have committed atrocities, but Christians haven’t done nearly as many horrible things as those that have been done in the name of Islam.
Quran (3:56) - “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (3:151) - “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”
Quran (8:12) - “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (9:5) - “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”
Qur’an (5:51) - “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”
Qur’an (2:65-66) - Christians and Jews must believe what Allah has revealed to Muhammad or Allah will disfigure their faces or turn them into apes, as he did the Sabbath-breakers.
Ishaq 262 - “Some Muslims remained friends with the Jews, so Allah sent down a Qur’an forbidding them to take Jews as friends. From their mouths hatred has already shown itself and what they conceal is worse”
Passages like the above litter almost every single page of the Quran. Yes, the Bible has some violence in it as well, but not nearly as brutal or atrocious, nor as numerous as the Quran. The Bible also states that God loves all of his sons and daughters regardless of their actions. He urges Christians to help convert the non-believers, and to love them equally to believers. In the end, anyone who accepts the word of God and asks for forgiveness will make their way in to heaven. Islam states that one should destroy non-believers, and even if a non-believer converts and begs for forgiveness, he must be beheaded.
As for myself? I’m an atheist. I think it’s all a pack of lies. However, the “holy” books speak for themselves as to which religion is violent and which is not.