Rage, riots, and holy books
William Tyndale translated the first New Testament to be printed in English. This did not gain him favor with the authorities, and he was burned at the stake in 1536. His final prayer before he died was, "Lord, open the eyes of the King of England".
Riots occur when people believe that their sacred book, such as the Koran, has been desecrated.
When I was a young boy I heard of RSV Bibles being burned because it was believed that that version did not properly teach a virgin birth in Isaiah 7:14.
When I was a teenager I discovered the newly published Good News for Modern Man Bible. It was written in my dialect of English. I could understand it clearly. But when I visited my home church I found a tract at the back of the sanctuary titled "Bad News for Modern Man." The author decried the fact that some words were left out of the Good News Bible which appeared in the King James Version. No mention was made of the fact that older manuscripts of the Bible also left out the words which were "missing" in translation.
More recently radio preachers and theology professors have called for a boycott of the TNIV or its publisher because they believe that the TNIV does not have enough masculine words to support their theological views about men and women. So far, their efforts have dissuaded many bookstores from selling the TNIV and individuals from seriously examining that version.
D.A. Carson has written about Bible rage over gender-inclusive language in English Bibles, language intended to create more accurate Bibles.
When pressure tactics are questioned, one response is, "Well, I just believe so strongly in this matter," as if believing something strongly enough justifies the means to a desired end.
Some believers, in my opinion, have lost their way. They have forgotten the words and ways of teachers of many religions, including a poor itinerant rabbi, who never suggested that anyone use violence or pressure tactics to right a perceived wrong. Instead, he taught that we should love our enemies.
It doesn't matter what the faith is. Rage and riots never usher in the kingdom of God:
[The angel] said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts. (Zech. 4:6 NRSV)