Great sentiments, christa, but not consistent with reality. Islamics are directed to subjugate others and put them in the status of dhimmis, subject to many burdens and without rights. Your idea of peaceful coexistence as equal citizens of a secular state is an unfulfillable fantasy. It is unfortunate that you deal in pipe dreams and not reality. Even the presence of Christians, who are open believers as in Gaza, results in their death. Remember that Islam is a death cult and within the umma, the lot of non-believers is death or dhimmi status, and perpetual "silence." Islam is suppression of thought other than submission life as prescribed in the primitive Quran and Hadith. Wake up, christa. Live in this world and deal with the reality.
from the article: Palestinian Christian activist stabbed to death in Gaza