Every day all over the world people are murdered, mutilated and degraded in the name of Islam. Throughout it’s history Islam has sown violence, death and degradation and it is no different today than it has ever been. That is not the case for Catholicism, fundamentalist Christianity or Orthodox Judaism, to cite the three examples given. There are many differences between Islam and other religions, but these are too big to ignore or gloss over. Apologists like your correspondent don’t do anyone any favors by doing so, least of all those who are trying to reform Islam from within, at great personal risk.