If that was what was going on then it would mean the Christian churches in egypt were happy to be second class religions.
Have you looked at what has been going in in Egypt ever since the Brotherhood came into power? The Churches are not happy but are cowed as dhimmis under threat of death (remember, Islam is evil - and when they say they are prepared to kill you they really mean it). Your statement is again false. Go and look at what is *actually* happening in Egypt to the Copts - from *Coptic sources*. Then have a look at the Assyrian population in Iraq (harrassment by Muslims and ethnic cleansing where the Assyrians who have been in Iraq longer than the Muslims). Then look at the ethnic cleansing of Serbians in Kosovo - even this last Christmas the Serbs were not allowed to visit their own church. Look at the firebombings of Churches in Indonesia. Yesterday's machine gun attack by Muslims on Thai Buddhists. Is this the "equality" you speak of? You are a clueless dhimmi that refuses to see the reality of what is going on in the world - and by making (false) statements you are enabling the evil to continue. I bet you don't even know what goes on in world daily - which is why your mental model of Islam does not correspond to the reality in the World today, and why you can't explain why jihadis from Mauretania to Indonesia Aceh are going what they are doing. Simple, Islam is evil and is allowing evil people to do evil things and directing good people to ignore the evil.
Given that the context was war with various pagan tribes, then yes killing the enemies you have not signed a treaty with seems pretty reasonable. Even if it is a gimme, you still can't explain away 9:6 commanding the muslims to take the non-believers to somewhere that they are safe.
Ah, the bullshit old "it only applied in history defense". Well, you'd better tell the millions of imams around the world that preach this every Friday that they are wrong and Jah-Wren Ryel has the true story. A random survey of mosques in the *USA* found around 80% of them had hate-speech and pro-jihad material. You'd better get around to those mosques to tell them that they have got it wrong and all those verses only applied historically.
Why don't we make a wager. If you go to Gaza and publicly and loudly tell Hamas that they have it wrong and jihad is both only historical and an inner-jihad of self improvement and come back to tell the tale then I will publicly come on to Slashdot and say I was wrong and you were right. My terms of the wager are that you get life insurance and I am the beneficiary of the policy. Wager? You know the logical and probably consequences of such an action - which proves your statements patently false and not correlated with reality. Deep down you know that Islam is evil because it is Islam that drives Hamas and Hezbollah and the Brotherhood. Think that Hamas are out of the mainstream? Well, we can make the wager where you go to Egypt's Tahrir square and openly proclaim you are a Jew and believe in equality for all peoples and religions, including Jews. Surely 80 million Egyptians can't all be muddle-headed extremists, right? Same conditions on the life insurance please. Or why not go to Saudi Arabia, point out your allegation of equality of religion under Islam and start building a Church in Mecca. You know what will happen. You also know that it is Islam that commands the people to do what they do. Deep down you also know that Islam is evil. You know you wouldn't survive in an Islamic country if you try to exercise any Enlightment liberty - even one as fundamental (and as harmless to others) as Free Speech. Islam is evil. We both know it. You know what would happen to your life expectancy if you went to Egypt or Syria or Lebanon or Jordan or Indonesia or Pakistan and try to practice what you have been preaching here. Everyone reading these forums can see the colossal holes in your arguments where reality rips them to shreds.
You know what really cracks me up? How you started using my name over and over again instead of referring to me with a pronoun. It's like you just woke up to the fact that you are on a stage after I pointed it out to you. You are so transparent. It is funny, but sad.
Ah, you have nothing left to say, and can't defeat my references - especially the primary source ones - so out comes the denigration. It doesn't change the arguments I've made; that Islam is evil; it doesn't deny the reality that jihadis and entire nations agree with the interpretation of Islam that I have put forward; it doesn't change the fact that your assertion that Islam is not evil does not match the daily evidence; it doesn't change the fact that you are supporting evil and are thereby evil yourself.
So, are we on with the bet? Your choice of Islamic country to go to where you try and exercise your "equal" status. You see, the common thread between the countries is Islam - that's why their responses are so similar and your demise assured if you attempted to do what you claim you can do. If Islam achieves its goal and takes over the West within the next few decades you won't even have to move. Merely by having this conversation you would be an apostate to some imam, and would be marked for death along with the actual Free Thinkers. All readers know this, that's why they can see your arguments don't hold any water.