The Quran (Koran) A Balanced View: Islam, ISIS, Muhammad, Jihad, Terrorism provides an objective view the Islamic holy book. It is great for a close read, literature circle, annotation, or read aloud. The 3 pages provide a background, controversy surrounding the text, and positives and negatives of the book. Positives include versus about tolerance, mercy, and charity while negatives include versus advocating violence and hate towards non-Muslims, harsh punishments, and making women inferior to men. With the rise of Islam and Islamism in the world, it is important for students to know the difference and the text that influences tolerant Muslims and violent Jihadists.