Islam: Commonality And Interrelationship Between Christianity And Islam

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Christianity and Islam continue to be the two fastest growing religions in the world. Men and women, both Christian and Muslim, are now asking the question, must these two religions collide? Is there no common ground between them? Many Muslims are taught that Christianity seeks to eliminate Islam; that Christians have no knowledge or understanding of their faith; that Christians condemn Islam, and hold the teachings of Islamic Fundamentalism responsible for many if not all the terrorist activities throughout the world.
Many Christians are taught that Islam teaches the worship of a false God; that Islam was and still is spread by force and terror; that all Muslims are Arabs, and that both oppose the policies of the United States and the essentials
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Unfortunately, this close interrelationship between these two religions is often overlooked. For many Western Christians, Islam is seen as being decidedly foreign, as being the religion of another place and of a foreign people, for example, Arabia and the Arabs. In reality, this perception is far from being accurate. Islam, no less than Christianity , claims to be a universal religion, which cannot be appropriated by any national or ethnic group nor by any geographic area. Arabs represent only a minority of the world 's Muslims, and Islam has spread far beyond the borders of the Middle East. Moreover, at present, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. Clearly, the need for mutual understanding and appreciation between Christians and Muslims becomes ever more …show more content…
In the past 5 years both Christian and Islamic fundamentalists have created much of the furor that exists today. There are numerous accounts that support the fact that the United States Government has been supporting extremist elements in both the Christian and Islamic landscape. Christians have extremist elements who essentially believe that it is their duty to actively convert others to adhere to their way of life. There a groups within Islam who manipulate Islam and its teachings for the establishment of a theocratic Islamic empire. Like christian fundamentalists, they impose their views on others and believe that religion should be implemented in the political machinery of a

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