From "The Life of Muhammad"
The Prophet sent Khalid to Naklah to destroy the temple of al-Uzza. He did this and smashed the idol but he was sent back again. This time a wild black woman, completely naked, came charging at him but he was able to cut her down. Within two weeks two thousand Qurayshites had joined the Prophet's army. Hawajin who had a temple to al-Lat raised an army of twenty thousand men to defend their goddess.
The Prophet sent his followers to instruct the newcomers in Islam. Khalid and his sword were sent out to convert the remaining stragglers to the faith. Usually they were given three days to make up their minds. Jews and Christians were allowed to remain as such provided that they paid a golden dinar or its equivalent. The presence of all Muslims at Friday prayers was compulsorv.
From "Offensive War to Spread Islam"
"When Muhammad and his followers were about to attack Mecca to subjugate it to Islam, his adherents arrested Abu Sufyan, one of Mecca's inhabitants. They brought him to Muhammad. Muhammad told him: "Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to realize that there is no God but the only God?" Abu Sufyan answered: "I do believe that." Muhammad then said to him: "Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to know that I am the apostle of God?" Abu Sufyan answered: "By God, O Muhammad, of this there is doubt in my soul." The 'Abbas who was present with Muhammad told Abu Sufyan: "Woe to you! Accept Islam and testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God before your neck is cut off by the sword." Thus he professed the faith of Islam and became a Muslim." (Ibn Hisham, "The Biography of Muhammad" (Part 4, Page 11)
[Scott Sanford] On 21 August 2008, the al-Qaida-affiliated Global Islamic Media Front released a statement written by Abu al-Harith al-Ansari concerning the conversion of Mosab Hassan Yousef from Islam to Christianity. This conversion is significant because Yousef’s father is a senior Hamas leader in an Israeli prison and Yousef himself allegedly was in a leadership position in Hamas’ youth movement. Ansari explains that he felt compelled to respond to Yousef’s conversion and he uses four points to frame the conversion ...
... If he comes back to Islam great, but if he does not, his fate is as an infidel (i.e., an non-Muslim) without honor. The prophet Muhammad said, “Whoever alters his religion, kill him.” He should not have proper burial rights and he should not be buried with Muslims ...
The correspondence between a Muslim (M) and a Christian (C):
M (Nov 08, 2010):
"Love Your Enemy"
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but SLAY BOTH MAN AND WOMAN, INFANT AND SUCKLING, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
16"Only in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, YOU SHALL NOT LEAVE ALIVE ANYTHING THAT BREATHES.
17"But you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittite and the Amorite, the Canaanite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
C: (Nov 08)
Hmm, why don't you make your points public?
By the way, I noticed that you have deleted my comments on your channel, which appears to be quite rude and cowardly for someone who is trying to engage me in a discussion .
M: (Nov 09)
Re: Re: Hello
I have been Blocked on that video thats why.
They got bored of my Monotheistic lectures i guess.
C (Nov 09):
Re: Re: Re: Hello
Well, I am sorry about that. However, it cannot explain the disappearance of my comments on your channel though. .
I prefer public discussion because I want a better use of my time. With respect to individuals, the key is faith and only God can give you the faith. Once again, I would like to sincerely invite you to read the Holy Bible with your heart but not your contempt and prejudice. As a convert from the atheism, I know how hard it is to denounce your current faith. However, I tell you, it is worth it no matter how hard it is. It is about the truth and the salvation coming with the truth, not about religion.
John 14:4-6 "And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
We, non-believers, atheists, and ex-Muslims, are establishing or joining the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain to insist that no one be pigeonholed as Muslims with culturally relative rights nor deemed to be represented by regressive Islamic organisations and 'Muslim community leaders'.
Those of us who have come forward with our names and photographs represent countless others who are unable or unwilling to do so because of the threats faced by those considered 'apostates' - punishable by death in countries under Islamic law.
By doing so, we are breaking the taboo that comes with renouncing Islam but also taking a stand for reason, universal rights and values, and secularism.
Whilst religion or the lack thereof is a private affair, the increasing intervention of and devastation caused by religion and particularly Islam in contemporary society has necessitated our public renunciation and declaration. We represent a majority in Europe and a vast secular and humanist protest movement in countries like Iran.
Taking the lead from the Central Council of Ex-Muslims in Germany, we demand:
Universal rights and equal citizenship for all. We are opposed to cultural relativism and the tolerance of inhuman beliefs, discrimination and abuse in the name of respecting religion or culture.
Freedom to criticise religion. Prohibition of restrictions on unconditional freedom of criticism and expression using so-called religious 'sanctities'.
Freedom of religion and atheism.
Separation of religion from the state and legal and educational system.
Prohibition of religious customs, rules, ceremonies or activities that are incompatible with or infringe people's rights and freedoms.
Abolition of all restrictive and repressive cultural and religious customs which hinder and contradict woman's independence, free will and equality. Prohibition of segregation of sexes.
Prohibition of interference by any authority, family members or relatives, or official authorities in the private lives of women and men and their personal, emotional and sexual relationships and sexuality.
Protection of children from manipulation and abuse by religion and religious institutions.
Prohibition of any kind of financial, material or moral support by the state or state institutions to religion and religious activities and institutions.
Prohibition of all forms of religious intimidation and threats.