What I find interesting in my continued reading of the Koran is the ongoing emphasis on the unity of the Abrahamic expressions
Believers, Jews, Sabaeans and Christians – whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is right – shall have nothing to fear or regret.
However, emerging alongside this emphasis is the clarification of such and understanding.
Unbelievers are those that say: ‘God is the Messiah, the son of Mary.’ For the Messiah himself said: ‘Children of Israel, serve God, my Lord and your Lord.’ He that worships other deities besides God, God will deny him Paradise, and Fire shall be his home.
Though the rhetoric may change I still find this to have basic similarities in to Western society in which a range of basic ‘beliefs’ are accepted so long as they remain within the boundaries of the dominant expression’s interpretation. A good Canadian liberal (as I have experienced him/her in the media) will embrace Christianity so long as tows a particular social party-line.
If my comments have any credibility then perhaps it could said that at least Islam's fundamental beliefs allow for greater clarity in these boundaries. Also I am in no way saying that the Koran would then lead a Muslim towards any sort of aggressive action against the 'unbeliever'.
Let me have it on this one if I am using way too many stereo-types. I am pretty-much out of field of knowledge here.