Who should we "blame"?

I've heard several people say that religion leads to violence and/or hate. My question is: Is it because of the religion itself that such things happen, or is it because of people that use religion as a tool to manipulate people?

Religion: The Tool of Fear and Control

Religion is only used to control people through fear. Now I dont mind religious people at all. It's the religious people who have evil beliefs and who try to force them on others that I have a problem with. Let's look at this here. Hinduism was...