I wish you had attended the program we did on reading the scriptures, it was a powerful program and these issues were addressed there.
God wants his creation to co-exist in harmony and the Qur’aan is God’s guidance to live in peace with oneself and what surrounds one; life and matter. The human weakness manufactures imaginary enemies, so did the European Medieval Kings in the 11th century, who paid to deliberately mis-translate the Qur’aan for their obvious gains, they duped the public then, and most of non-Muslim Islamic Scholars today are doing the same thing.
Now coming to your point
2. There are verses in the Muslim Al-Qur'an, which openly tells you to kill those identified as infidels. And, enmity against the Jews and Christians are sanctioned.
If you read the Quraan yourselves with the idea that we all belong to God, then you would understand that you were reading the mis-translations to have quoted the above item.
There are over 40 items, but please do read at least three:
An apology to Jews, Christians and others:
Slay the idolaters wherever you find them
Muslim response to Geert wilders
Please read it, you appreciate the Bhagvad Gita’ verse, “ finding the truth is one’s own responsibility and you may see that individual are bad, not their religion, no matter what religion.
Hilali Khan, a Muslim also mistranslated the book to appease his extremist friends, that is the free copy you may have it in your hands. Just remember God wants goodness for his creation, every one of it, then read Qur’aan in that light. Mohammad Asad’s translation is recommended at this time until a good one comes along where any one on the earth can read it and feel that God wants all of us to live in peace and harmony.
Finding the truth is your own responsibility.
I hope the scholars in Bible, Torah and others can share the wisdom in their texts, am sure it is mis-interpreted. The neocons are re-writing the Bible to suit their agenda.
Peace to you my friend, religion is never the problem, it is the greed, hate, insecurity of "men" that is the problem.
I thank everyone who has contributed to this dialogue.
Encouraged by this, we have inititated the first ever Online Interfaith Studies in Indonesia (www.oneearthcollege.com). Please keep us in your prayers and meditations.
I seek your blessings