My wife found this (probably on Facebook):
La religion ne transforme pas les hommes en criminels; ce sont les criminels qui utilisent la religion comme alibi de leur soif de pouvoir.
Religion does not turn people into criminals. It’s criminals who use religion as an alibi for their thirst of power.
The quote is attributed to the Dalai Lama. This would need a lot of reflection, study and criticism, because violence seems to be intrinsic to the “satanic verses” of the Koran in a way that even the Old Testament isn’t. On the other hand, if we want to reply to the atheists who blame religion for war and crime, many more people have died under atheistic regimes than under religious intolerance.
Food for thought…