I have a few things to tell about muslims, infact I have a lot of things to tell, but I won’t talk about everything.
I agree that Muslims are considered “saved”, not because they are Muslims, but because of what the Word of God did for us on the cross, and that goes for all religions.
But having said that, and having lived in a Muslim country for over 17yrs, I can tell you that Muslims think of Christianity and other religions as inferior religions, the general consensus of muslims think that all the corruptions of the world are because of the “Kafirs” or “non-muslims”, i.e. the West. There are only a minority of muslims that think differently.
Here in the US and after the tragic events of Sept 11th, Islam came out with statements that the “God of Abraham, is the same GOD that is worsipped in Islam, Christianity and Judaism”. Yes that is true to some extent, but you have to keep in mind that they strongly condem the fact that we Christians believe in a Triune GOD, to which i feel contradicts the above statement, plus they feel that the Bible is a corrupted book. Therefore I honestly believe they (Muslims) came out with that statement to reassure the American people that Islam is a religion of peace and not of war, and I feel that the American people have sympathy for the Muslim minority because of America’s past history with minorities. I can honestly tell you that if what had happened in the US on Spet 11th happened in say a muslim country in the Middleeast by Christians, we christians would not be treated like how muslims are treated in this country, no matter what statements we come out with.
Culture and Pride are very strong in Islam, they cannot stand to loose or say that they are wrong. To confirm this, try debating with a Muslim, I’ll bet you anything that a normal discussion will turn out to be a heated argument. They will use the Bible to both contradict Christian beliefs and prove that their Religion is the right religion or path to GOD. But If you try and disprove the Quran, they will out right tell you that using a transaltion of the Quran to prove you point doesn’t satisfy, because the Quran is only to be understood in Arabic, not any Arabic, but a certain type of Arabic, and the people that know that special kind of Arabic are theologians and scholars, majority of whom are muslims.
The Next time a Muslim tells you that they worship the same GOD, ask them if you could make a trip to Mecca to worship (according to islamic tradtion) the House of GOD built by Abraham, and see what they have to say?. What is sad is that the road to Mecca and Medina can only be travel by muslims, non-muslims have to go by another road.
If people have more questions about Islam please feel free to ask, If I can provide a different perspective, I will, but as BobCatholic mentioned answering-islam.org is a good place to start. It is coming from a protestant background, but their tracts and topics are very informative.