It's the Muslim convert's fantasy ~ that Islam = Peace. Muslims accept Islam doesn't mean peace. The new convert is out to prove everyone wrong ~ if you want to prove Islam means peace ~ don't join it ~ you will quickly make a fool of yourself!!
There is verse 9:29 ~ violence and subjugation wrapped in one.
The peaceful verses in the Koran were from a time when Muhammad had 100 followers ~ pre-Mecca and pre-sword!!
The reason why the convert holds onto the no-compulsion idea ~ because they don't want to believe that they have just entered something that they can't leave. But there is no compulsion if you are a non-Muslim ~ but if you are a Muslim there is one ~ according to Islam's laws ~ which we think are rubbish!! Never mind all the evidence of what happens to apostates ~ clueless loves company.
Can't get enough of this passage ~ turn away weak bellied converts:
Muhammad sent Khalid Ibn al-Walid to the tribe of the children of Haritha and told him: "Call them to accept Islam before you fight with them. If they respond, accept that from them, but if they refuse, fight them." Khalid told them: "Accept Islam and spare your life." They entered Islam by force. He brought them to Muhammad. Muhammad said to them: "Had you not accepted Islam I would have cast your heads under your feet"
The Islamic description of the world is inherently violent. There is Dar al Islam, the realm of Islam or peace or the conquered lands, versus Dar al Harb, the realm of war, or the unconquered lands. There is a clear references to those places that have been conquered ~ i.e. the Islamic world and those areas that need to be conquered ~ i.e. forcibly or otherwise brought under Islamic control. Which is one of the reasons they are so upset about Spain ~ to them it is still the conquered land.
But what we want to do is to send the ideology of the old man with the sword and the black stone back to Arabia ~ from where it came. Amen.