Rabbi Hier says Quran has "extremist" views


HIGHLIGHT:
Members of the Islamic, Christian and Jewish faiths discuss the possibility of peaceful coexistence between devotees.


LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight: the roots of hatred and the war on terror; can three ancient religions live together in peace?


From San Antonio, Texas, best-selling author of "Traveling Light," and "He Chose Nails," the senior minister of the Oak hills Church of Christ, Max Lucado.


In Chicago, the spiritual leader of the Muslim-American society, Imam Wallace Mohammed. From Los Angeles, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rabbi Marvin Hier.


And with him, host of "The Word and the World," Father Michael Manning.


And finally in Washington, professor of theology at Georgetown University, Maysam Al-Faruqi…


HIER: There are direct references in the Koran to violence. I'll read one from the Koran: "O you who believe, take not the Jews and Christians for friends. He among you who taketh them for friends is one of them." And that's a quote from the Koran.


KING: It doesn't say kill them.


HIER: No, but it infers, of course, that there is a difference. And there are other quotes, as well. So if someone asks me straight: Are there any extremist views in the Koran? I would say yes…

 

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