I am more than well aware that Islam was spread by force. I'm also aware that Christians, in the name of Christ and His Church, enslaved Central and South America; decimated the indigenous tribes of North America; enforced conversion in the New World on a wide-spread scale; enslaved millions of the indigenous population that survived the onslaught of pestilence brought by the Europeans; enslaved and forced conversions on millions of Africans. Millions of Europeans also died in wars where the choice of Christian denomination was a major issue -- right up until 2001, when the Catholics and Protestants were still blowing each other up over Northern Ireland. How many Christians were driven out of Europe and into the New World, because of their beliefs? How well did Christians treat the other Christians who immigrated only a few generations later?
Again... This is not to say that "all Christianity is bad." Rather, you're obviously whitewashing Christianity in your attempts to vilify Islam. But in doing so, you ignore how Christianity and Christians so often did the same things which you classify as intolerable for Islam.
Forced conversion? √
Killing people in the name of deity? √
Wanting to spread their religion, ideology, ethics etc to the entire world? √
Oh, and let's not forget how many cite Christian beliefs as a justification for capital punishment (despite the objections of the Catholic Church).
The fact that we've outsourced the attacks on Muslims to our increasingly detached military does not change anything other than perceptions. You ignore how our nation kills Muslims, including the occasional innocent wedding party, because it's done by a military rather than a small terrorist cell.
By the way, how many wars did Bush start because he was inspired by Christian prophecies? How many Muslims died as a result of those wars? Hmmmm. (Bush Gog and Magog | Andrew Brown | Comment is free | The Guardian)
Again, your incredible selective interpretation of events is not impressive.
Thankfully, it only takes a few minutes to spit out the poison.I will give everyone time to absorb and digest the information I have posted here.