I think it was a good idea. It has been called off now sadly. The Muslims and media like to portray Islam as a religion of peace but it is clear every time something like this happens that it is nothing but an intolerant and dangerous ideology.
One doesn't need to compare notes on religious scripture between the Christian Bible (regardless of canon)
, and the Koran, to realize they are no better than each other. The beliefs spawned by all of the Abrahamic teachings have lead to ignorance, and some of the worst atrocities in human history.
The only difference is that Christianity has been matured by human knowledge to the point of modernity, where Islam has not left the bronze age (though some try)
. Only the practitioners of Christianity have changed their views on the scripture, the book is still a hotbed of intolerance, and violent teachings. If one were to take the Bible literally, we'd all be moving back to the dark ages.