Interesting and not really surprising.Arguably, Islam didn't exist until 690CE...
"... based on the research that has been accumulating over the years that Islam did not exist until about 690CE (six decades after Muhammads death), when a political decision appears to have been made to adopt a new religion."
Considering Constantine tried to save a dying Roman Empire by endorsing Christianity for political power.
Strange how religion and politics intertwine.
But politicians no longer need the imaginary threat of excommunication and Hell.
Their threats are now backed with nuclear weapons that have been demonstrated.