If so, how does the answer square with the modern day non-Muslim's attitudes toward Islam?
And if not - why not?
Been having conversations with someone on the difference between respect for a person and respect for his beliefs.
What about the "cargo cult" of the Kastom people in Yaohnanen village on Tanna?
Surely courtesy and decency insist on respect for their persons, and even, perhaps, for their ritual and sacred objects but not for the beliefs themselves.
Isn't there some middle ground between showing contempt for another person's creed being rude to his face, defiling objects he holds dear; and actively demonstrating reverence for the creed which if not true must either be the product of a lunatic or a scoundrel?