One of the great questions of the 21st century is: What is the true nature of Islam? The popular message is that Islam is one of the great world religions, a peaceful religion, a foundation of world civilization, its Golden Age was the highpoint of history, and it preserved Western thought while we were in the Dark Ages.
The alternative message is that Islam is a brutal, backward, woman abusing, violent, intellectually narrow ideology that is out to annihilate civilization.
Which side is right? How do we resolve this issue?
Can it even be resolved?See the full artice
Islam has three sacred texts: Koran, Sira and Hadith. These texts have been analyzed using simple statistics. Here are some of the topics that have been studied:
The Relative Sizes of the Trilogy Texts
Amount of Text Devoted to the Kafir
Amount of Sira Text Devoted to Topic
Anti-Jew Text in Trilogy
Percentage of Trilogy Text Devoted to Jihad
Woman’s Status in the Koran
Woman’s Status in the Hadith
The meaning of the word “brother” in Islam
The Sunna of Mohammed: The Number of Times the Koran Commands
Muslims to Imitate Mohammed
The 13 Verses that reveal that a Muslim is not the friend of a Kafir
Dr. Bill Warner's statistical research is availble for download and use.
There are other scholars who have done statistical studies of Islam’ texts. Amber Pawlik has used statistical sampling methods to achieve some of the same results.