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sigh. another islam is evil/not a religion of peace screed.
the jews flourished under islamic rule in various places. jews were also persecuted under islamic rule. the same applies regarding christians ruling over jews.
blah, blah, blah.
I suggest reading Irshad Manji's "The Trouble with Islam".
the bottom line devolves to this: man attempts to use the imprimatur of deity to justify his actions and interactions with others.
the torah, the Bible, the q'uran were no more written by god or inspired by god than any other book. man appears to be hard-wired to seek and use supernatural explanations for why good people get hurt or die, why crops fail, why babies are sometimes born with birth defects, why man wars against man. god has nothing to do with it. some is simply the crapshoot we call life. some is man and his inability to accept that all man is part of nature and every man has a right to exist. nothing is "unclean". however things done or said by man may cause damage. that is where the secular law comes into play.
those who use the cloak of religion and Gott mit uns/inshallah to justify their violent political actions must be combated. but it ain't about a particular religion is or isn't peaceful. it is about violent man.