You beat me to it, Dr Sahab, I was going to post Tisdall’s book on the forum to show how the Quran is understood by those who have been influenced by Jewish and Christian sources. When fairy tales are used to translate the Quran, it becomes easy prey for those who say stories were copied by the Messenger from Jews that he met. Many orientalists use the same criticism of the Quran because they see footnotes in Qurans saying there were two real angels in Babylonia, Zul Qarnain was Alexander, etc, so who can blame them!
When looked at properly, superficial resemblances fade away and the wisdom that the Quran is trying to teach us becomes more important than the ‘once upon a time there were....’ entertainment value only they are seeing.
What are the people watching in front of them when they bend down? Rear ends!