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 here.]
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:
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. See here: http://www.amberpawlik.com/IslamonTrial.pdf