[My intent] is not to criticize fundamentalism or fundamentalists. Every person who stands firmly upon his convictions is a fundamentalist. All Christians ought to be fundamentalists. That simply means teaching and practicing the fundamentals of the faith as set forth in the Bible and as taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ. All Muslims, too, ought to be fundamentalists. The problem is that the fundamentals set forth in the Qur’an and as taught and exemplified by Muhammad involve force, violence, and murder in order to spread Islam. But a true Christian is called to spread his faith by love, by charitable example, and by appealing to reason – helping people face the fact that the penalty for sin was paid in full by Jesus Christ on the Cross and that salvation is offered as a free gift to “whosoever will.” There is a vast distinction between Islamic and Christian fundamentals – a distinction that any honest person ought to recognize….
No one can excuse Islamic violence and murder by saying that the same thing (though on a much smaller scale) was practiced by the Crusaders. Though they waved crosses and obeyed the Roman Catholic Church and her popes in doing so, their slaughter of Jews and Muslims was in violation of the teachings of the Bible and of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, proving that they were not Christians. But what the Muslims did in slaughtering millions in spreading Islam from France to China, and what terrorists do today, is in obedience to the Qur’an and the life and teachings of Muhammad. Thus they demonstrate that they are true Muslims. Those who claim that Islam is peace and that they are not in favor of violence in spreading Islam have no right to call themselves Muslims, and they are deceiving Westerners when they make that claim.