By: Maged Taman
If a Muslim persecuted a christian or any non-Muslim he is either an idiot, bully or likely a combination of both. These are the reasons behind my points:
1- The main reason that people followed Islam or converted to Islam after being the truth is its real humanistic nature. In Quran God says that " Do not cut short people's rights". He did not say Muslims, he said people. So all people and all their rights have to be protected in Islam. It protected their souls, honour, money and properties.
2- Islam came to liberate people from persecution and oppression and not the opposite.
3- There is no known case that Muhammad (PBUH) persecuted anyone. Wars in Islam was against persecution and oppression. The people oppressed and killed Muslims they rightly fought them back. But for peaceful people Muhammad named the minority of people in a Muslim country " The people in our protection". In Islam even money was given to non-Muslims and particularly poor non-Muslims.
4- Islam is a very civilized religion and survived all these centuries and took over a lot of religions because of being the truth and because of its high values. Muslims themselves should be sure that no mean or idiot Muslims to harm Islam by persecuting non-Muslims.
5- A lot of Muslims consider non-Muslims as potential Muslims that we have to work to have people love Islam so they convert willingly to Islam. Even if they did not convert we did the right thing to our religion and to humanity.