Islamic Caliphate

As I have studied the origins of Islam over the decades, what has become clear to me is that Muhammad was a warlord. His converts allied with him because he promised them booty. They took that booty at the edge of the sword. It is hardly surprising to me, then, that Islam is not a spiritual religion, but a warlord cult. It is militant tyranny; if others won’t convert under threat of torture and murder, then they will suffer torture and murder.
That is the choice Islam offers: obedience, or death. Continue reading