According to this “Achtiname of Muhammad”, it certainly seems so!
Somehow this fabulous document does not seem to reflect my (limited) understanding of how Muslims have lived out “gentle protection” of Christians in history.
My son is 18 and on a gap year working across the country away from home. He texted me to look up “Achtiname of Muhammad” because it supports a “discussion” we had been having.
Just before he left he questioned the difference in our Catholic faith and Islam because we “worship the same God.” I hesitated, and said, "Sort of, but there is a huge difference. For example, Christians don’t have it in their religious writings to force anyone to be Catholic. Muslims will force people to be Muslim, and have throughout history.
My son said he can get written proof its in their religion to protect Christians, and texted me the above recently.
I cannot read EXTENSIVELY on this topic right now. I just moved, and have to find work in a new state, and I am still unpacking.
I know some Catholic apologists write well on this. I know one apologist on EWTN radio makes a point on his program each time to tell some news about new current Muslim violence against Christians that the regular news media suppresses, because its not politically correct to show Islam as anything but peaceful and mild.
But I don’t remember who that apologist is! Does anyone know of whom I speak?
How can I tell my son intelligently and briefly about some of the substantial differences in how we see God and how they do? Because he is influenced by what he has been taught by his public school teachers. Can anyone give me a good basic argument, or, point the way to some good online reading on the topic. Brief, I mean. I have Hillaire Bellocs book on Crusades but I don’t see myself reading it for a couple months, at least!