There is a real issue with the thinking of the free world, towards the middle eastern culture. The Muslims call us in the west infidels, we do not like to be labeled in this way ,infidels the meaning is one who does not adhere to the Islam way of life, Islam is not even a religion it is an ideology, not like the Christian belief. Our freedoms are clear with the religion we wish to follow, freedom does not mean to be forced upon us.
Some people may think this is a technicality and that Islam still considers all non-Muslims to be infidels, however this is not the case, this is a very important distinction because simply calling a non-Muslim an infidel is a dehumanizing act.
Someone said, kill all the Jews and Christians how do we answer to such harsh attacks? This ia absolutely not true and it can be proven.
Mohammad never did learn to read or write, he had memorized the Quran from the angel Gabriel, (Jibril in Arabic) and he passed on this recitation down through the generations.
We know the Quran orders believers to fight in combat against those who are the oppressors, aggressors, and terrorists, and those who are assaulting and killing the innocent men ,women, and children, however the original text says not to fight against those who are not fighting against you.
The verse in the Quran 9:5 is often mentioned to Malign Islam, the verse does not say infidels it says idolators and when the forbidden months had passed, kill the idolators where ever you find them and take them prisoners and beleaguer them and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe prayer and pay the Zakat, then leave their way free.
The Quran has many verses on Kafir who are those who reject the faith, the term infidels means unbelievers, disbelievers, or sometimes non-believers it is often used synonymously and is assumed to encompass Christians and Jews, however this is not the case. In Islam theology Christians and Jews are known as Ali-at-kitab, people of the book.
CHRISTIAN MUSLIM RELATIONS IN THE USA
Most Muslims are immigrant families, more than 30% are African or Latino, the groups that carry a English dialogue in the US are mostly south Asian, these Muslims have deemed the acts of 9-11 and defended Islam as a religion of peace, which it is not, right wing evangelical rhetoric against Islam has grown into a business worth 40 million dollars a year in Muslim material.
Muslim groups have been opening dialogue with Christians and Jews to convince them that Islam is not a violent religion. Society has joined with social media, government media, collages, and universities to help the youth to engage with a new social media channel for inter religious and inter culture discussions.
I am a Christian and for me there is only one God and he has a son who died for our sins, so we can be forgiven for our sins while we reside on this earth, there are also 10 commandments which were given to humanity to know the laws of God and follow them. There is no mixing of religions, there is only one Creator of all that is, from the beginning we have been given a choice of good and evil we each have it in us to under stand and make the right choice. However there are also evil doers that work to enslave the good doers, whether it is physical or spiritual enslavement.
The will of good has a price to it as well as the evil, we need to strengthen our faith by asking our Father in heaven to give us the strength everyday, so there will be a chance to spend eternity with Him. The Bible is very clear about what we must do when we encounter evil and false teachings.
In the end whether we are aware of it ,or not there are only two religions one is true and the other is false, this is the test we must face daily.