Jesus is the soft sell (Love sells itself without trying). Islam on the other hand is sold on a lie and forced by violence.
If the islamic allah is my creator...I choose Jesus instead.
But the question remains, if the islamic allah is the creator, why would he demand my submission...why wouldn't he just create submissive people.
Allah (the merciful) doesn't pass the smell test!!!
IMHO, the political battles today are primarly spiritual battles, at their root. I'm coming to the conclusion that political ideology alone is not sufficient to address the problems in this country or the world. Politics, whether left or right, is miserably failing. The nation and the world needs a new influx of the gospel, and the reality of Christ living in and renewing lives.
Which brings up what the place of 'free will' is in Islam. Christianity has an answer for this. I'm sure there's been a lot of different thought on it just as in Christianity, though I suspect not quite as much and with differing results.