The West's ignorance of what made it great is appalling. Add to that our gluttonous appetite for self-mortification (not the good kind), and we're doomed.
I am surprised at your dishonesty.
It must be dishonesty, for how can someone claiming to know so much about Islam (and Christianity) misrepresent consistently both Christ and Allah?
You must know that the life of Mohammed is so revered among Muslims that what he said and did -- and even that which he saw and allowed -- are considered determinative for Muslim theology, practice, and law. Allah calls Mohammed a "beautiful pattern (of conduct) for those who want to please him (Qur'an 33:21).
And, what did Mohammed say? "Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him" (Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57).
This is why Muslims want to kill apostates.
But you already knew that, didn't you?
You misrepresent also Christ and the Biblical texts.
There are commands to violence in the Old Testament. These are either punishments for crimes under the Mosaic Law for the people of Israel only, provisions made to ameliorate the effects of sin in a barbaric world, or the one-time, limited command to Israel to complete the dispossession of the land of Canaan, a Divine judgment for sin that would fall upon Israel centuries later for the same sins.
And that was Moses, not Jesus, commanding death for apostasy, and it was only for the nation of Israel under the Mosaic Law.
Please be honest.
The truth is, the problem lies with Allah and Mohammed, for they command the enslavement or slaughter of all who refuse the "invitation" to Islam:"the Messenger of Allah . . . would say: 'Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war. . . . When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. . . . Invite them to (accept) Islam . . . If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya . . . If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them . . .'" (Muslim Book 19, Number 4294).So, Allah demands death for apostasy.
Will you be leaving Islam now?