How can you judge someone's religious beliefs if you don't even know what they are? If you listen you might find the political views of Muslims are actually pretty similar to those of Christians.I don't know that much about islam. But what I do know is that all religious views have core axioms that have political implications. And religions like any philosophy demand consistency in their maturation. Of course this is not always true experientially. In fact people act in disparity with their beliefs quite often. Nonetheless, I reserve the right to judge someone's ability to serve in political office based upon their fundamental religious beliefs and the natural implications of those beliefs.
There is nothing distinctly Christian about dying for your family, home or faith. Anyone from any background could do that. What is distinctly Christian is viewing someone as your equal even if you disagree with them on something as fundamental as religion. And that is what the separation between Church and State is about. It's about ensuring the equal rights of people that may be the complete opposite of you in every way. Or to put it in Christian terms:My point is not that society shouldn't have diversity and the freedom of speech. But, I have to wonder why our society values those things so much that you hear people say that they will die for them far more often then you hear people say that they will die for their family, home or faith.
"But I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and on the unjust, too. If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." Matt. 5:44-48