One of the great myths parlayed by Muslims and their Western-elitist multi-cultural supporters is that Islam 'accepts' other religions as equals. It doesn't. The Koran is very clear in condemning to hellfire, eternal damnation and worldly obliteration, all other monotheistic dogmas.
The early 'Meccan' Koran, created before Mohammed fled to Medina, and before violence was elevated over peaceful preaching, is more cordial to Jews and Christians. These people of the 'book' were being courted by Mohammed who was trying to convince them that he was a prophet in the tradition of Moses and Jesus. The Koran itself is a mish-mash of Jewish-Christian and Zoroastrian concepts. Mohammed invented nothing new. He simply took what was already prevalent in the culture, wrapped it up in Arab – moon cult mysticism and culture and presented it as the 'final word'. No wonder he was rejected by the literate and wealthy Jewish and Christian tribes in Arabia.
Post-Mecca however, the Koran becomes far more violent. Jews and Christians who rejected Mohammed were now viewed as enemies. By 636 AD most Jewish tribes and Christian sects had been either exterminated or forced into exile. Mohammed - who died in 632 AD - had viewed these groups as competitors, and portrayed them to his followers as enemies allied with the Meccan Quraysh tribe [Mohammed's familial tribe], who had warred with the Muslims. In the context of jihadic war against the Meccan Quraysh, the Jews and Christians were targeted for annihilation.
By rejecting Mohammed's and thus Allah's word, the other people's of the 'book' were doomed to eternal hellfire. Allah's convenient 'revelations' to Mohammed about the nefarious character of those who had lost the Sharia or 'path', propelled Islamic followers to view Jews and Christians, not as equals but as inferiors, slaves, apes, monkeys, or tax farmed chattel.
Non-Muslims are not tolerated in the Koran - especially after Mohammed flees to Medina and builds up his army. The Koran for instance openly identifies Christians as blasphemers who have lost their way (5:17, 5:73) and who have invented a lie about Allah (10:68-69). Inventing a lie about Allah is one of the worst of sins (7:37, 29:68) and for this reason Christians are condemned to Hell (10:70). Since Christians are sinning against Allah they must either submit and convert to Islam or be killed. Although one (early Medina) verse seems to say that righteous Christians will go to heaven, this is abrogated by later verses that make it very clear that Christians must cease being Christian (ie. reject the Trinity) or suffer eternal torment for their beliefs (5:72-73).
The moon guy Allah, also apparently fights against the unbelievers (9:30), and demands Muslims do the same. Muslims desiring ingratiation with the moon deity will of course comply with this wish. Christians and Jews are depicted as evil (4:76) and evil according to Islamic law, cannot be condoned and must be erased with Islamic doctrine. This can only be done through war. Here is an example of what the Mecca or later Koran says about Jews and Christians:
The Jews call Ezra a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (9:30) (See also Bukhari 8:427), one of the last things Muhammad ever said on his deathbed was "May Allah curse the Jews and Christians.”)
Jews are openly cursed by Allah (5:13), and the Koran assures Muslims that Jews are wicked (4:160-162) – so wicked, in fact, that they have somehow managed to do the impossible (18:27) and alter the word of Allah (2:75). Jews are “fond of lies” and “devour the forbidden” (5:42) or so says the Koran. This is considered tolerant ?
The Koran also states that Jews and Christians have “diseased hearts” (5:52). They are diseased since they have lost the true path of Islamic law and sinned against the original intentions of Allah as proscribed in the early Bible, and given in prophetic announcements from the time of Moses to Jesus. These monotheists are so diseased that they fight amongst themselves even as they lose sight of the original meaning of the Bible and the intentions of Allah who created monotheism and its attendant theology. The moon deity Allah even takes credit for this enmity (5:14), as if he was a fiendish plotter setting Jews and Christians into conflict for the benefit of Islam.
Not only are Jews and Christians inferior and cursed, they are 'diseased' and must be fought. Eradicating the other peoples of the 'book' can be done when Muslims are a superior force. Until then the Muslim might have to 'tolerate' the Jew or Christ believer, but only until the strength of the Muslims makes jihad and victory inevitable. About 20% of the Koran is devoted to the violent conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims:
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides, whom ye may not know (8:60)
Strive hard (Jihad) against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. (66:9, See also 9:73)
Mohammed preached that the blasphemous Jew and Christian would take the place of Arabs and Muslims in hell. The pious Muslim goes to heaven of course to receive wine, chicks and ever-lasting bliss (Sahih Muslim 6666). The more non-Muslims in hell the better.
That Jews and Christians will burn in hell is confirmed many times by Allah. The moon deity foreordains the destruction of the diseased hearts of the Jews and Christians, condemning them to Hell:
As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom (2:6)
Only Jews and Christians who submit to Islamic subjugation and pay the Jizya are protected in this world (9:29 & Ibn Ishaq 956). If they don't submit they must be killed. The Koran advocates Jihadic war against the Jews and Christians, admonishing:
Listen not to the unbelievers, but strive (Jihad) against them with the utmost strenuousness. (25:52)
Jihad of course means war. Open war against the 'other' monotheists is a mandatory Islamic law. A Muslim has a duty to spread Islam and wage war against unbelievers and blasphemers. Only the world controlled by Allah can be pure and peaceful. In this vein, non-Muslims must be reduced through either war or exile:
See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? (13:41 - See also 21:44)
And He made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property, and (to) a land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things. (33:27, See also Bukhari 53:392)
Islamic supremacism is mandatory until all non-Muslims are brought under the control of Allah:
And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah… (8:39 –
In this struggle of Islam against all the others, Allah will grant Muslims authority and power over all other people and ensure an Islamic victory:
Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion... (24:55)
These are just some examples of hate and racist-supremacist vitriol against the other people's of the 'book' found in the un-holy work called the Koran. Much more could be illustrated but the reader gets the idea. Islam is not a peaceful, tolerant ideology, intent on co-existence. It is a swaggering, immoral, political doctrine of control. If you don't submit you will die and go to hell. A marvelously simple, and a revoltingly simplistic concept of a pagan fascism. But no worries, the really smart people will keep on propagandizing that Islam means peace. It doesn't. It means submission. Its name says it all.