The Qur'an contains both injunctions to respect other religions, and to fight and subdue unbelievers.
Some Muslims have respected Jews and Christians as fellow "peoples of the book" (monotheists following Abrahamic religions), while others have reviled them as having abandoned monotheism and corrupted their scriptures. At different
times and places, Islamic communities have been both intolerant and tolerant. Support can be found in the Qur'an for both
The classical Islamic solution was a limited tolerance — Jews and Christians were to be allowed
to privately practice their faith and follow their own family law. They were called Dhimmis, and they had fewer legal rights and obligations than Muslims.
The classic Islamic state was often more tolerant than many other states of the time, which insisted
on complete conformity to a state religion. The record of contemporary Muslim-majority states is mixed. Some are generally
regarded as tolerant, while others have been accused of intolerance and human rights violations. See the main article, Islam and other religions, for further discussion.