Of particular interest should be the topic of Jihad and compulsion in religion as well as the Biblical allusions. I come away from my reading of the Qur'an even more convinced that Islam is intellectually and spiritually bankrupt. Perhaps the single most striking portion of the book was Surah 4:159:
And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), but must believe in him ['Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), as only a Messenger of Allah and a human being], before his ['Iesa (Jesus) or a Jew's or a Christian's] death (at the time of the appearance of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection, he ['Iesa (Jesus)] will be a witness against them.
My notes on that aya are as follows:
S4.159 all must believe in Jesus. Astonishingly it says that Jesus will be a witness against Christians at judgment day. Imagine that - Islam turns Jesus into the judge and avenger against Christians! Thus is truly Antichrist.There were numerous "Whoa" moments for me in my reading, but that one remains the most memorable.