Here are the answer the questions you posted.
1.So you are saying the Muslim holy books say nothing to the effect of killing those who do not submit? Yes, as I said in the comment 3:64 O People of the Scripture! Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but The one God, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside The one God. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him). or Surah 2:62 "Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabians - whoever believeth in The one God and the Last Day and doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve." A video for you to watch is this http://youtu.be/5MoRTfS75X8
2.Why are they specifically targeting and killing Christians in the ME, then? And violently suppressing their religion as witnessed by the Easter shootings? The actions of some should not be the way you judge everyone. Not all Germans where Nazis and not all confederates fought for slavery. Some over there cant read and dont know what the Qur'an says. All they know is strangers are there and they have been told its a new crusade and they dont want to lose their land and family.
3.Who [and what] did Mohammad himself target and why? He lead the Muslims to fight the pagan meccans. we find this story told in the hadiths (story of Muhammads life) They didnt start to fight till the pagans took their land and all that they own, thats after the women had been raped and men kill just for being muslim. They had to leave and go to medina just to be safe. Versus in the Qur'an that speak of fighting are "God's words to Muhammad on how to fight the pagans" If you read the Qur'an you will see it speaks of self defense.
4.What was is battle cry? Is it OK to shout "God is good" when you are killing innocent women and children? In Islam God plays a huge part in our life we pray to him 5 times a day we always remember him in what ever we do Im not a terrorist so I can't tell you exactly why they say it, but It could be a cry that was said during the prophets time to show they are fighting in Gods cause, but killing innocent women and children is one thing that the Qur'an and prophet Muhammad said exactly not to do. There for the act goes against Islam.
5.Why do Muslims expect better treatment here than they give to Christians throughout the rest of the world? Here we ask for the same freedom as everyone else no more no less. I hope that helps you. Peace.
Islam has a right to practice there religion as well as any other religion so long as they obey the laws of the land and harm no one.
rolando, I am no longer posting on this site. Please don't try to drag me into a thread that I have not participated in by misrepresenting my views to bait me.(obsessing on religion? What have I ever posted that even came close to obsessing? I work for a church, for pity's sake!) You have good ideas, but your targeting me time and time again is starting to look creepy.