Queen’s Chaplain: “Islam can be a violent faith” 100 passages in the Koran ‘invite people to violence’

There are passages in the Koran which ‘invite people to violence’, one of the Queen’s chaplains said last night.

Reverend Canon Gavin Ashenden, the former chaplain of Sussex University and one of 35 who serve Her Majesty, expressed concern about more than 100 passages in the Muslim holy book.

But the Church of England priest declined to say whether parts of the Koran are ‘evil’, instead advising people to make up their own minds.

He was responding to comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who warned this week about being too quick to brand people with strong religious views ‘extremists’.

Yesterday, more than 60 imams and leaders of Muslim groups signed an open letter to the Government accusing it of criminalising Islam.

  • Canadian

    Nooooo! Now, even the Queen will know.

    • Oh Oh!

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      She had to have begun to wonder, what with Charles’ new circle of friends.

      • Canadian

        You know how mothers are….

  • One is to make up one’s own mind on obviously violent passages?

    Way to be the moral bulwark there, vicar.

    • I think he was merely belaboring the obvious;)

    • BillyHW

      At least he demurred. Pope Francis explicitly said that a proper interpretation of the Koran is peaceful.

  • J. C.

    How long ’til he’s charged with ‘hate speech’???

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘‘If they are offended by my quoting the Koran they are not offended by me, they are offended by the Koran.’
    Did he just insult Allah’s precious Koran? I think he did.

    He might want to avoid direct contact with any of those, ahem, ‘Englishmen’ who partake in Sharia Patrols.

  • Dana Garcia

    I notice DM has a photo of a nicely bound Koran next to a cheapie paperback Bible. No media bias, nope none at all.

    • Raymond Cameron

      At least it clearly shows which book is a Holy Book and which is only a koran.

      • Censored_often

        I wouldn’t use a page from the koran (small ‘k’, thanks very much) to wipe my ass as I respect my ass too much. And I don’t give a flying f___ whether violent or peaceful passages are on that page. The entire book is a stinking terrorist manual for a global totalitarian cult.

  • Clink9

    Captain Obvious

    • Exile1981

      Actually I think what he is saying is that people should read those passages for themselves to decide if it is evil or not. A good preacher should help people see the light not shine it into their eyes. People would have dismissed his comments if he had said it was evil but by encouraging people to make that decision themselves he will not be immediately d dismissed.

      • Clink9

        I just hope we get to a place soon where it is painfully obvious to all in North America that there is a real danger in importing muslims.