This is good, BUT, it doesnt answer the question posed .....
Islam is not so much a religion as it is a cult. (you can look up the definition of cult)
Islam was dreamt up by clerics of the pagan tree and moon worshippers because they
wanted to form a group to compete with the christians, jews, and zoroastians, who were controlling the camel trade routes and they wanted an uncontestable story similar to the christian nativity story as a foundation. And they invented the story of the illiterate arab guy being in a cave when hey presto and angel arrives and starts spitting out mumbo jumbo supposedly from the universes creator. It's pretty obvious to intelligent minds that this is as daft as the christian nativity story so they succeeded there. I wonder where the hell this supposed cave was and havent found any specific location of it.
Thing is tho, the origins of the violence in islam comes from a small group of islamists who went and attacked the camel train and robbed it of its cargo during the "safe period". The "safe period" was a period in time of several weeks when it was illegal and immoral to attack the camel train. Mohammed is supposed to have said lying and deceit is OK if it is done to support and to help islam grow, thereby sanctioning the violence used.
I suspect this Mohammed character never existed, and the "hero" of islam was called Mohammed just because that name was so popular. This might explain why later it became a capital offence to draw a figure known as Mohammed, because no one knew what he looked like.
I strongly recommend everyone interested in islam and muslims they go read the supposed lifestory of this character Mohammed, you'll see what a sick character he was. And, if you do a little searching, you'll learn that many of the top guys in islam were sick violent perverts.
Islamists will tell you that the earth belongs to Allah and therefore it is their role to convert everyone to islam or to kill them. Mohammed is supposed to have said, ask a man three times to convert to islam before killing him unless he is a jew, then ask only once before killing him. So the violence started right at the beginning of islamism.
MOhammed is also supposed to have said, when you move to a new area do nothing to draw attention to yourself, then when you have sufficient numbers cause social chaos, then later when your numbers have grown, attack, destroy, and take over.
I ask people of united kingdom, how long will it be before we get free prayer mats when we pay our council tax ??