Prof. William Kilpatraic has an interesting article in New Advent here:
It is good to think about these things since Islam has been persecuting Christians throughout the Islamic world and in many other places, especially in Africa. It is true that in a few isolated places honest and thoughtful Muslims come to the defense of Christians, at great risk to themselves. One must thank these brave souls with heartfelt grartitude. But I think that the problem is with Islam itself. In my view, it is not just that the violence and persecution is a wrong headed interpretation of Islam but that it is Islam itself which is wrong headed. In my view it does not advocate worship of the God of Abraham. It worships a " god " concocted by Mohammed and his followers. Of course the run of the mill masses of Islam, ignorant equally of the history of Christianity and of Islam, as they are, may indeed be excused for their ignorance. But this does not change the facts. A religion that thrives and survives on hatred, violence, and persecution cannot legitimately claim that it worships the God of Abraham.