Entitled in German "Every Five Minutes a Christian is Murdered," the article made the increasingly recognized argument that Christianity is the most persecuted religion worldwide. Similarly increasingly recognized is the article's identification of "Islamic extremism" as Christianity's greatest current threat. For sources, the article referenced, among others, Christian aid organizations like Open Doors.
"Not an extremist, but doctrine" in some 200 Koran verses and 1,800 hadith call for the conversion or death of nonbelievers, the article stated. Christians and Jews as "dhimmi" under Islam are only "second-class citizens" with limited religious freedom.
The article concluded that
whoever says this is all accidents, only snapshots, is mistaken....Islam, however peaceful it can appear, has in its most radical manifestation another face. A hateful grimace, which knows no mercy, which has only one thing in view: world domination.In response, the Union of Islamic Organizations in Zurich (Vereinigung der islamischen Organisationen in Zürich or VIOZ) issued a May 24, 2013, complaint to the SPC. Against descriptions of Islam as aggressive and authoritarian, VIOZ cited the "merciful" Koran's verses 6:35, 6:107, 16:9, and 16:93 as evidence of Islamic tolerance. Muslim-majority countries like Pakistan and "great Islamic centers like Al Azhar in Egypt," meanwhile, had taken a "clear position" against "Islamists" described in the article. Indeed, "there is no notable declaration of an Islamic university that approves of the killing of innocents or terrorism."
"The majority of Muslims," the article conceded, are peaceful. Yet was this not also so in the Third Reich? Was it not also there the few, who controlled the many...It is a dangerous error to believe that the majority of Muslims are peaceful because of Islam; they are peaceful despite Islam.