THE RIOTING IN France by primarily Muslim youths and the hotel bombings in Jordan are the latest events to prompt sincere questions that law-abiding Muslims need to answer for Islam's sake, as well as for the sake of worried non-Muslims.
(1) Why are you so quiet?
When Muslims object to something, they demonstrate. There are demonstrations over any number of things. When a lady in a beauty contest said any of the women in the contest was someone Muhammed would have been happy to marry, there were riots.
When suicide bombers blow up children in restaurants, there are no demonstrations.
(2) Why are none of the Palestinian terrorists Christian?
There are significant numbers of Christians in the Palestianian territory. But only Muslims engage in terrorist acts.
(3) Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority countries a free country? According to Freedom House, a Washington-based group that promotes democracy, of the world's 47 Muslim countries, only Mali is free. Sixty percent are not free, and 38% are partly free. Muslim-majority states account for a majority of the world's "not free" states. And of the 10 "worst of the worst," seven are Islamic states. Why is this?
(4) Why are so many atrocities committed and threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?
Google "honour killings" some time. Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and killed – his head sawed off with a knife. In the name of Allah.
(5) Why do countries governed by religious Muslims persecute other religions? No church or synagogue is allowed in Saudi Arabia. The Taliban destroyed some of the greatest sculptures of the ancient world because they were Buddhist. Sudan's Islamic regime has murdered great numbers of Christians.
Also, read "From Time Immemorial" for a history of how dhimmis have fared under Muslim rule.