Anyone who has studied the Koran must realize that Islam cannot be called a religion in the traditional sense.
"Craft" is a better way to describe Islam.
Too few of us know what the Koran says. It actually describes Allah as a "deceiver" at one point. The Koran describes Allah as the best deceiver there is, a liar who is not above using the same evil and wicked schemes of his opponents. For example, the Koran calls Allah a "makr," in fact the best "makr" there is. This web site will give you all the examples you need to understand it: http://www.answering-islam.org/Shamoun/allah_best_deceiver.htm
Those who claim the Koran also allows and even encourages Muslims to lie to non-Muslims, and deal falsely with them, are absolutely correct.
The amalgamation of an ancient idolatry with political aims that use threat, violence and falsehood as an arm of recruitment and diplomacy is not a religion. It is time we called it what it is ... a "craft" if anything at all.
Right now a young female Muslim is attempting to pressure Abercrombie & Fitch into changing their company policy so she can wear a hajib; a headscarf worn by Muslim women that conceals the hair, the neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face. However, the Koran does not require this girl, or any Muslim woman, to wear this piece of clothing that pushes all Muslim women into a position of anonymous personhood. Nevertheless, CAIR, an Islamic support organization has taken up her case.
The push to accept their cultural practices, and the implementation of Islam's Sharia Law are just aimed at gaining control over those who do not subscribe to Islam, which is why Muslims in the U.S.A. are pushing so hard to get local American county and state governments to accept the implementation of Sharia Law. At the same time, pressure is being brought to bear on a number of American businesses, under the guise of political correctness, to gain benefits for Muslim employees that are not available to non-Muslims. These are simply two prongs of the same attack to force the acceptance of Islamic rules and rituals and the justification of Sharia Law. That must not be allowed to happen.
Those who don't take seriously the nuclear threats of destruction toward Israel and the U.S. (the Great Satan) by Iran's Pres. Ahmadinajad don't understand he is doing exactly what the Koran tells him to do. This is not a "religion of peace," and both we and Israel need to take measures to protect ourselves.