If many believe Islam is a religion I suggest you re-acquaint yourselves with historical facts and there are plenty in this article to help you.
By Raymond Ibrahim
PJ Media, August 3, 2016
Too often, the debate around Islamic violence centers around doctrine — around what the Koran and other scriptures (such as the Hadith — the words and deeds of Muhammad) really say and mean. Forgotten in this debate is that Islamic scriptures are unnecessary in determining whether Islam teaches violence and war against non-Muslims.
History suffices. Consider the facts, which have been attested to by both Muslim and non-Muslim primary historic sources.
A mere decade after the birth of Islam in the 7th century, the jihad burst out of Arabia. In just a few decades, Muslims had permanently conquered what was then two-thirds of the Christian world. The heart of the Muslim world today — nations like Egypt, Syria, all of North Africa, Turkey and more later — had been, in the 7th century, the heart of Christendom.
Thereafter, it was a continuous…
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