Originally Posted by bostjan
In all fairness, this practice has more to do with ancient social practices than Islam itself, and it is the fact that Islam gets amalgamated with some very violent pre-historic practices from various parts of the world that give the religion such a bad reputation.
That said, I do not think that Christians were ever quite this bad, even in the dark ages, when they burned people at the stake, tarred and feathered, or yanked people's tongues out.
Christian's were this bad, but that stopped a long time ago. This is a completely different time, we should have put this behind us.