Islam It's also our history

Islam and Christianity have common origins. They are first cousins, both heirs to the Greco-Roman civilisation and the Judeo-Christian tradition. For European Christians, Muslims are not strangers they are more like a branch of the same family: via the Christians of the East, Islam encountered the legacy of ancient Greece; through the Christians and Jews, they discovered the Biblical tradition. It is no accident that they share common spiritual ancestors. Abraham is regarded as a progenitor in all three religions.