Islam was not spread by the sword. People who hate Islam and read verses from dubioius sources outside the real paragraphs claim this.
The qu'ran says to not kill innocent people, to make peace with an enemy if it wants it, to fight against oppression and tyranny, to fight against persecutors and kick people out from where they would have kicked you out, etc.
Islam was actually spread by word of mouth. the wars that were fought were against people who tried to kill and hurt the prophet, so all your arguments are wrong.
There is a quote in qu'ran that says to not force anyone to convert!!
yes, in some arab countries, there are high birth rates, but it is not illiteracy or necessarily poverty that is the reason. In arab society, children are things that give HUGE pride. My dad is a doctor, my mom a mechanical engineer, yet my mom wanted to have at least 6 children (she had 5 though since the last did not work)! There is a doctor in Gaza who had 8 daughters (these were killed by israel). Clearly, it is more of a fact that arab society takes pride in children, something which is not as ingrained in American society (yes, americans have pride in their children, but do they sacrifice an animal when their child is born?)
Also, did you guys know that in the Gulf war when the troops were in Saudi Arabia, at least 3,000 US troops converted to Islam when properly taught the customs of it?
Seriously people, read multiple translations of the qu'ran and understand arab culture before immediately jumping to conclusions