Your knowledge of history is flawed Carol, the Inquisition along with torture was sanctioned by the Christian Church. In Spain Muslims and Jews were forced to either convert or leave the country leaving all of their possessions behind. Those that did convert were under constant suspicion and were subject to arrest and torture on the mere suspicion of backsliding.<quoted text>
A group of decentralized institutions within the justice system of Roman Catholic Church were guilty of forced conversions during the infamous Inquisition. Protestant Christians were considered "heretics" and became suspect as well. Christianity, however, spread throughout the centuries because of the power of the Holy Spirit to convict one person at a time to turn away from their rebellion against God. No forced conversions were necessary.
You should take that passage from the Qur'an to radical Muslims. Just don't expect to come back.
But you can walk into any Christian church anywhere in the world and feel safe and welcomed. Radical Muslims might blow you up or kill you in the Middle East, but the fact is Christians are still persecuted even today.
But let's see how Muslims have been treated in this so called Christian nation;
Bridgeport, CT August 2010
Picketers targeted a mosque during Ramadan and shouted "murderers" and "Jesus hates Muslims" at worshippers, including children.
Columbia TN, February 2008
Neo-Nazis burned down a mosque.
Knoxville TN, September 2010
A burned Quran was left outside of a mosque.
Murfreesboro TN, May 2010
Opponents of a planned mosque have vandalized the mosque site, including setting fire to construction vehicles.
Gainesville FL, July 2010
Protestors outside of a local mosque carried signs declaring that "Islam is the devil."
Arlington TX, July 2010
Vandals burned playground equipment at a mosque and spray-painted a picture of Uncle Sam assaulting Allah in the parking lot.
Katy TX, December 2006
Opponents of a plan to construct a mosque held pig races every Friday evening on bordering property in hopes of offending Muslims on their holy day.
Phoenix AZ, August 2010
Vandals threw paint on the floor, shot out windows, and wrote anti-Muslim slurs on the walls of a local mosque.
No one should be persecuted for their faith Carol.