The difference between Islam and Christianity is that Islam is a religion which tells its believers that they should fight and conquer for their faith. Those who say Islam is just like Christianity, and that only a few “extremists” believe in Islamic conquest are deluding themselves.
Islam emerged from the Arabian peninsula as an aggressively expanding religion, which aimed to conquer all the lands of the region. This continuous war or “jihad” began just three years after Muhammad’s death and continued for the next thousand years. In this time Muslim armies overran the Christian Lands of
Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine 630 AD
Egypt 650 AD
North Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco 700 AD
Spain 780 AD
**Southern France **790 AD
Sicily 850 AD
**Southern Italy **860 AD
Turkish borders 900 AD
**Armenia and Georgia **1050 AD
**Central Turkey **1070 AD
Greece 1300 AD
**Bulgaria, Serbia and the Balkans **1400 AD
Of all the churches mentioned in the New Testament, only a single one, Rome, escaped Muslim domination.
[FONT=arial][size=3]Islam’s scriptures, the Koran, make the approach to non-muslims clear:
"Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme" (8:39)
“Prophet, rouse the faithful to arms. If there are twenty steadfast men among you, they shall vanquish two hundred; and if there are a hundred, they shall rout a thousand unbelievers, for they are devoid of understanding.” (8:65)
“Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given … and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.” (9:29)
“Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. … lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way …” (9:5)
In fact, most Muslim Scholars see the world as divided into two “houses”—the House of Peace (Dar Al-Salaam) and the House of War (Dar Al-Harb). The lands controlled by Muslims belong to the House of Peace, while those who have not yet submitted to Islam belong to the House of War until they are “utterly subdued.”
This is not to say that we must hate Muslims or make war on them. But we have to face the reality of Islam as it is, not how Western liberals would like it to be.
Islam can only be properly practiced in fullness under Sharia Law. This means that Islam must RULE all lands occupied by Muslims. this is why all over the world Muslims are in conflict with other religions.
Muslims need to be made to face up to the bad things in their religion and learn to live in harmony with others.