Islam 101: Islam “respects” Other Religions

As the regular non-Muslims who post here know, Muslims continually visit this site in an attempt to whitewash Islam. One of their favorite lines is that Islam respects other religions. The Muslims who say this supply us with nothing more than their word, which means nothing. Because the Islamic scriptures show us just how much Islam respects other religions.

Koran verse 005.051
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

If Islam respected other religions, the scriptures would not tell Muslims not to befriend Jews and Christians. To me the meaning of the verse is clear, but a further explanation of it is provided in the video below. Both in Arabic and English.

If we take a look at Koran verse 2:120, we see another warning for Muslims that is against Jews or Christians.

Koran verse 002.120
YUSUFALI: Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: “The Guidance of Allah,-that is the (only) Guidance.” Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against Allah.

More on this verse is in the video below.

The Islamic “respect” of other religions, means that Muslims are to fight, extort, and dominate Jews and Christians.

Koran verse 009.029
YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

The harsh reality is that Islam disrespects other religions, and is the world’s greatest divider. Without it the world would have been a much better place.