I am only 13, but I would like to correct all of you about this issue.
1) Muhammed was persecuted! When he opened up Islam for the first time to the idol worshippers ,he was laughed at. When he prayed near the Kabah, he was humiliated and stoned. People threw rubbish over him and tried every avenue to stop him from practicing his beliefs. Does this sound like Jesus and the Jewish rabbis?
2)The Islamic Caliphate might be compatible?! I say this because of many things. Muslims are a peaceful folk. The Quran teaches us to have peace, and so does the Torah and the Bible. Unfortunately, in all religions, you get a few violent people. Just because ISIS or Al-Qaida do violence "IN THE NAME OF GOD" does not mean that the rest of the Muslims are responsible for it, called terrorists, and are mis-trusted. We do not even follow in their beliefs. Islamic Sharia covers all parts of live and it is not necessarily all law. There are some recommendations based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah (prophet's way). 98% of it is things like regulations, how to eat properly, how to say Hi etc. Sharia is basically a way for life for all to get benefits for all. Only 2% of it gets all the attention in the press. There are punishments in the Quran for likes of stealing and adultery. This is because they are a deterrent and Muslims want to make everyone safe and happy from bandits. These extreme punishments act as a deterrent, but these are the last resort. In a TRUE Islamic court (not the nigerian or arab courts), for someone to be stoned to death for adultery, there need to be 4 witnesses to the actual event! Fines, probation and other things will be imposed before large punishments, and even then, they should happen almost never and are only a last resort to the Muslims.
Do not worry about your nativity plays! I know that Islam teaches that whatever religion, you should respect their customs, unless they are raping men and women. Muslim governments under Caliph rule will give funding to these things, like any other government. Free speech is allowed. This idea of Muslim 'tyranny' is false. This idea was created to create division in earlier Caliphate governments down and to be "free". With a government like this, you will be free to feed the cat and take granny to the cinema, without being interrogated by a imposing guard with a beard. Way before democracy and rights for women were established in America and european countries, it was thriving in the East! Also, women can be free. They are advised to cover, but they do not have to if they do not. Makeup is allowed in Islam! Unless the intention is to flirt of seduce a man, it is allowed up until the point where lage modifications are made unnecessarily. An operation to fix a Muslim's nose will be allowed if it is for medical or life-saving purposes. Note: This applies to Muslims, all others will e able to do this, and even Muslims will not be stopped if they want to change their nose or fun; this is in terms of what God said.
The reason why everyone is scared of a 'takeover' by 'Islamist tyranists' is because the governments are slowly distilling the fear into us. They make rules against the poor Muslims, and instruct the press to misuse the words like Jihad to give a false impression. In the times of the Sultan Abdulhamid II, all races, sects, religions and ethnicities traded talked and had fun together in the capital of Istanbul. All aspects of life were respected. The way the taxes worked benefited everyone. The caliph would take money out of his own personal treasures to give extensively to the poor. All religions loved him and his way of doing things. Unfortunately, there were some that wanted to create division between the Sultan, the people and the world. They wrote bad about him in the press, did things to make the pubic lose their trust in this wonderful leader and made names for him, like the Red Sultan and the dictator when clearly he was not. They wanted to make the city "free" like Paris or Vienna, when it already was. This is because they wanted to control the public, like governments do today. After this, they wanted to spit all of the land up and give it to other countries, leaving Turkey surrounded This is what happened in Africa, Asia and the Middle-east. Today, look around you. France is banning the Burqa and denying homeschooling for Muslim children, China are brainwashing Uygur Muslim parents and children, and America have wreaked havoc in the middle-east. Britain and all countries of the european union have persecuted and Muslims and conquered Muslim lands to end the caliphate. Was it that bad? Now, they are making laws that affect Muslims, like PREVENT in Britain and actions in Scandinavian countries. The aim of this is to keep a new caliph from rising, and giving full control to the people. This part is secret, but it is true, because during periods with islamic rule, innovation arised, raw materials were put to good use to support infrastructure ad create more revenue than ever, and the people benefitted. It was a solution to poverty and food insecurity. So I do not see why people are scares.
Please read this, and contemplate about the situation of all the Muslims out there. After reading this, do you still think that we are bad, cruel and tyrants. There is more to write, but I have other things to do, so I will have to write more another time. If you have leaned something new from this post, please tell me and share with your family, so Islamic people,who have migrated to developed countries and payed taxes all their lives, can get the trust they finally deserve. I trust Muslims, so Why Don't you?
Salik Imran, 13.
Also, can all of you tell me who is Muslim, as you all sound like Muslims, but are saying some things that contradict their way of life. This would be appreciated.