How the Koran and Hadith are Filled With Hate Speech and Incitements to Violent Acts

Executive Summary

  • Muslims are very much about censoring any criticism of Islam by calling that criticism hate speech.
  • We cover hate speech in the Koran and Hadith and question if these books should be censored.


There is little debating that Muslims come from countries with the worse freedom of speech laws in the world.

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Observe the following map.

Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws by Country

  • Source Data: Pew Research
  • This chart is interactive. Just hover over the country to see the name of the country displayed.

In this sheet, the countries coded in red have both apostasy and blasphemy laws. The countries in orange have only apostasy laws. What becomes apparent is that only Muslim countries have apostasy laws. And while blasphemy laws exist outside of Muslim countries, it is very rare to unheard of to hear of people actually prosecuted under any blasphemy law outside of a Muslim-dominated country. 

Hate Speech in the Koran and Hadith

While Muslims have repeatedly tried to use the hate speech argument, which has been accepted by YouTube, and Google with YouTube censoring and demonetizing content creators that critique Islam, and with Google pushing down critical articles that explain things that are true about things like taqiyya, and pushing inaccurate, but positive articles about embarrassing things in the Koran and Hadith up in the search results.

The Apostate Prophet describes how Islamic criticism is constantly categorized as hate speech by Muslims. 

What is virtually never brought up is that there is some of the most offensive speech to non-Muslims in the Koran and Hadith. And this point was brought up by Lauren Southern in the following video.

In this video, Ali Dawah, a prominent Muslim in the UK, is caught practicing taqiyya multiple times, which is the act of lying to non-believers as we recover in the article The Islamic Requirement to Perform Taqiyya and Lie to Non-Muslims.  Ali Dawah even denies no-go zones that are firmly established in the UK and Sweden. Just search YouTube for multiple videos on the topic. 

Taqiyya When Debating the Westerner

Muslims will lie in a debate with a westerner and then go onto social media and contradict what they said when they see their audience as primarily Muslim.

Lauren Southern makes the excellent point that Muslims call criticism of Islam to hate speech. However, the Koran and Hadith can also be called hate speech. Here is just one example.

Allah will destroy them during the night and will the mountain fall on them, and he will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so until the Day of Resurrection – Sahih Bukhari 5590

This is not an unusual quote in the Islamic source. There are a vast number of hateful and highly offensive quotes like this to non-Muslims. We have this conveniently organized in the article A List of Terrible Islamic Quotes. Naturally, as Brightwork Research & Analysis support freedom of speech, anyone should have the right to read or publish these quotes. However, how is it is presented that both the Koran and Hadith are not filled with hateful statements and directives?

What is Zakir Naik’s and Other Muslim’s Plan to Punish Muslim Critics

In this video, David Wood observes that Muslims should be jailed for the crime of criticizing Islam — when traveling to Muslim countries. How much further will Muslims take this strategy. Could Muslim countries lure individuals to countries with job offers or other opportunities and then have them arrested? 

How Islam Teaches The Inferiority of Non-Muslims

..beneath the rosy assurances from Muslim apologists that Islam is about peace and tolerance lies a much darker reality that better explains the violence and deeply-rooted indifference.  Quite simply, the Quran teaches supremacy, hatred and hostility.  It dehumanizes and stigmatizes non-believers, making it easier to rationalize (or ignore) their mistreatment in the name of Islam.

Far from teaching universal love, the Quran incessantly preaches the inferiority of non-Muslims, even comparing them to vile animals and gloating over Allah’s hatred of them and his dark plans for their eternal torture.  Muslims are told that they are destined to dominate non-believers, against whom harsh treatment is encouraged. – The Religion of Peace

Muslims receive our Golden Pinocchio Award for lying about criticism of Islam being hate speech while ignoring far more hateful speech in their own Islamic texts. 


The use of the term hate speech to refer to criticism of Islam is absurd. For one reason, any entity would like to stop criticism by having it categorized as some special category of speech that must be censored. But secondly, both the Koran and Hadith contain the most hateful speech that I can recall reading. These statements and directives are not mere criticisms of non-Muslims but recommend specific violent actions against non-Muslim. Furthermore, Muslims, over a 1400 year history, have followed these directives. This is the falsehood in stating that the Koran and Hadith are “misinterpreted” by those that commit violent acts against non-Muslims. Mohammed committed these acts and, by modern standards, would be considered a war criminal. Normally freedom of speech stops at inciting violence — which is far beyond hate speech. However, both the Koran and Hadith incite violence against non-Muslims (and Muslims who are hypocrites). This means that there is far better support for the Koran and Hadith to be censored than there is any of the criticism I have ever read of Islam.