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I believe the two religions are controlled by different spirits; the spirit of Christ and the spirit of anti Christ. As such, the anti Christ spirit will always war against Christ's spirit even as it has always been since the time of Ishmael and Isaac.
Christians will never reconcile with Muslims without a divine intervention to make it possible. In fact, it make take Christ's second coming to reveal the basis for any potential reconciliation. Islam was born in war and violence, and violently conquered large land areas. Wherever they have spread, they have earned the enmity of the prior religions, such as Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism. Their violent tendencies and expectation of engaging in battle to spread their religion is the first and foremost reason for the animosity Christians and many others hold toward Islam. The specific reasons for Muslims hating Christians I leave to Michael and others to go into.
I am a Christian. I lived and worked in Riyadh and Jeddah Saudi Arabia for 5 years. The Muslim people treated me, a Christian, wonderfully. It is not the Christian and Muslim people, but Christian and Muslim leaders that cause us problems. I saw Muslim secret religious police (Mabahith) scaring all Muslim people, as well as Christians.
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