Lets look at this from a purely objective point of view. What stops the Devil from interfering with the process that God has in mind. Such as recording what we are supposed to do....but God gave us intelligence and a sense of what is right and wrong. That is our main weapons against evil, not parroting verse.
but God gave us intelligence
Let's look at from a realistic point of view. These verses are what inspires what I consider evil, and I am certainly not alone. The results are deadly.
but God gave us intelligence
Have you paid attention to the education level of terrorist leaders? The majority are highly educated.
Suicide bombers killed more than 130 worshipers in two Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital Friday, one of the deadliest attacks in the war-torn nation's history.
Good point BillRM. During the middle ages Islam was basking in wonderful city-states in what is now southern Spain,
The Umayyad Caliphate (929–1031)
929 – Abd al-Rahman III, faced with the threat of invasion by the Fatimids, proclaims himself Caliph of Córdoba, breaking all ties with the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad. Under the reign of Abd al-Rahman III Muslim Al-Andalus reaches its greatest height before its slow decline over the next four centuries.
930 – Over the next 20 years Ramiro II of León, defeats Abd al-Rahman III at Simancas, Osma, and Talavera.
933 – Battle of Osma where Castilian–Leónese troops, under Fernán González of Castile, defeat the Muslim army of Abd al-Rahman III.
939 – Battle of Simancas where Ramiro II of León defeats Abd al-Rahman III. Christians defeat Al-nasir at Alhandega.
Madrid is recaptured from Muslim forces. The encounter between the two rulers finally took place in 939, when, at the so-called ditch of Simancas (Shant Mankus), Ramiro II of León severely defeated the Muslims, and Abd al-Rahman III narrowly escapes with his life. After that defeat Abd al-Rahman III resolved never to take personal charge of another expedition. But Madrid recaptured by Muslims in 940.
953 – Emperor Otto I sends representatives to Córdoba to ask Caliph Abd al-Rahman III to call off some Muslim raiders who had set themselves up in Alpine passes and are attacking merchant caravans going in and out of Italy.
Big Moorish incursion in Galicia.
955 – Ordoño III of León attacks Lisbon.
961 – Al-Hakam II becomes Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba.
974 – A Córdoban expedition under Ibn Tumlus crushes a rebellion in Seville.
976 – Caliph Al-Hakam II dies, and Al-Mansur takes over in the name of his protégé Hisham II, becoming a military dictator usurping caliphal powers and launching a big number of offensive campaigns against the Christians. The Christians take advantage of the resulting confusion and commence raids into Muslim territory.
Al-Mansur sacks Barcelona.
977 – Al-Mansur volunteers to lead the army against the Christians, and is successful.
978 – Leonese forces under Garci Fernández and Ramiro III of León suffer the worst in a string of defeats at San Esteban de Gormaz (Also defeated at Rueda and Torrevicente), eventually leading to the revolt of the Galacian nobles and the abdication of Ramiro in favor of Bermudo II of León.
981 – Al-Mansur defeats his old friend Ghalib in a confused battle near Atienza. Al-Mansur force includes Berbers, Christian mercenaries, and Andalusian troops from Zaragoza under Man ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Tujibi. Ghalib's force includes Andalusians and a Castilian contingent under the Count García Fernandez. Ghalib is killed in the battle. Al-Mansur subsequently kills off both Ibn al-Andalusi and Man ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Tujibi.
981 – Ramiro III of León is defeated by Al-Mansur at Rueda at the Battle of Rueda and is obliged to pay tribute to the Caliph of Córdoba.
983 – After failing in a rebellion in the Maghreb, the Berber Chief Zawi ibn Ziri, of the Tunisian royal family, brings a formidable force of Sanhaja horsemen to join Al-Mansur. However, they are not allowed to cross the straits for many years (sometime 1002–1008).
985 – Under Al-Mansur and subsequently his son, Christian cities are subjected to numerous raids.
985 – Al-Mansur sacks Barcelona.
986 – Al-Mansur burns down the monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès.
987 – Al-Mansur lays waste to Christian Coimbra.
Al-Mansur seizes the castles north of the Douro River, and arrives at the city of Santiago de Compostela. The city had been evacuated and Al-Mansur burns it to the ground.
Al-Mansur has the basilica doors and bells of the Christian shrine of Santiago de Compostela taken to the Córdoba Mosque and has the rest of the Church destroyed.
988 – Al-Mansur razes León to the ground. He sacks Leon, Zamora, and Sahagun, and sets fire to the great monasteries of Eslonza and Sahagun.
989 – Al-Mansur seizes Osma.
995 – Despite stout resistance by the Beni-Gomez clan – Christian counts of Saldaña, Liébana, Carrión, and Zamora – Al-Mansur destroys their capital, the city of Santa Maria de Carrion.
997 – Under the leadership of Al-Mansur, Muslim forces march out of the city of Córdoba and head north to capture Christian lands.
998 – Wadih, a Slav and the best Andalusian commander of the time, takes Fez in Morocco with a large force.
Muslims briefly attempt to establish a garrison at Zamora.
1000 – Sancho III of Navarre, inflicts major losses on the Muslims, and nearly clinches a remarkable victory.
1000–1033 – Sancho III of Navarre gains control of Aragon and Castile, uniting the three kingdoms. But on his death, he splits the kingdom and leaves Navarre to his son García III of Pamplona, Castile to Fernando I, and Aragon to Ramiro I.
1002 – Al-Mansur raids into La Rioja.
Al-Mansur dies in the village of Salem.
Power in Al-Andalus subsequently divided between the old Arab nobility, the Berber mercenaries, and the Slav slaves.
1002–1008 – Al-Mansur's son Al-Muzaffar conducts annual raids against the Christians.
1003 – Moors lay waste to the city of León.
1008 – On the death of al-Muzaffar, Abd al-Rahman ibn Al-Mansur, another son of Al-Mansur, takes over the role of unofficial ruler. In winter he leads his army against the Christians.
Muhammad II – great-grandson of Abd al-Rahman III – deposes Hisham II as Caliph and destroys Al-Mansur's palace complex of al-Madinat al-Zahira near Córdoba.
Mohammed II al-Mahdi becomes Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba.
The period of anarchy over the next 23 years out of which emerged approximately two dozen taifa states.
1009 – Muslims lay waste to León again.
The Berbers are expelled from Córdoba and set up camp at Calatrava. Their Generals nominate another descendant of Abd al-Rahman III – Sulayman al-Mustain – as a rival Caliph.
Suleiman seeks the aid of Count Sancho García of Castile against Mohammed II of Umayyad. The joint Berber-Castilian army defeats the Arab militia of Muhammad II and sacks Córdoba.
Sulaiman al-Mustain becomes Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba as Suleiman II, after deposing Mohammed II.
The Taifa (independent Moorish kingdom) of Badajoz becomes independent of the Caliph of Córdoba and governs the territory between Coimbra and North Alentejo.
Islamic State Destruction Renews Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities
As militants ravage artifacts, a debate has resumed over whether Western collectors should return disputed items to their countries of origin.
Also the Christian west are not free from such behaviors see how the Nazis are believed to had destroy the Roman Emperor Caligula pleasant barges.
The list of art destroyed during wars. especially WWI and WWII is long. And involves many nations and religions.