Oh, it’s a religion all right, but the one least likely to play nice. Other faiths have been known to kill at times for their sake. Hindus in India for one (and not just when facing TROP — ever heard of suttee? or inter-caste rivalry?). But Islam is truly the bad boy of “world religions” because its eschatology has a conquer-the-world-ASAP imperative. Once hemmed in by other faiths and stronger powers that would not put up with nonsense, it has gotten a curiously sympathetic ear today. Were not even stranger events on the horizon, it would end up winning the globe back to the stone age.
Good point about the Hindus. They are involved in violence against a growing Christian church in India.
Yes, a past world once hemmed in the Muslim world. In 732 and 1673, the West said this far and no more.
We are approaching such a date once again.