@sg, your paradigm pretty much describes all the major world organized religions
and current churches. Beware of dogma.
Islam isn't now, and has never been, a unitary monolith, any more than
Christianity has been or is today.
This history might be nice and dandy, but let's talk today. Muslims
don't care about christians and will kill converts from islam to
christianity. The fact is, Islam is not a religion but rather a political system
with religious overtones (a means to control the people via fear). Islam is the
opposite to the teachings of Christianity. Islam is against free will, free
agency, women's rights. Islam in is current form is bent on destroying the
freedoms and liberties of all they consider "infidels" the
"non-believers". I'd rather be considered such than ever be forced
to embrace a system that is founded on violence and death.