What are we to say to this? Is this a "Radical" preacher? Well, he may be, but no matter who might be saying it, this is pretty much exactly how Islam spread through those areas on the map above. Neither is he alone in his commendation of this method of evangelism, as my earlier post regarding what they're teaching kids in Qatar about the spread of Islam shows. Indeed, jihad was preached by Muhammad and was employed & commended both by Muhammad and the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs - under whom this territory was conquered.
That makes it extremely difficult for a knowledgeable Muslim to argue against what Sabah Shabr is saying..
"Iraqi Shiite cleric Sabah Shabr discussed the spread of Islam in a series of lectures about Jihad. Sabah confirmed that most Islamic countries were conquered by force. He said that Muslims should not try to appease the Jews and Christians by denying this and that the "true religion of Allah should be spread by the sword." Sheikh Shabr added that when Muslims conquer the country of infidels, they should give the locals the opportunity to convert to Islam or kill them. If the locals are from among the People of the Book, i.e., Jews or Christians, they should have the third option of paying the jizya poll tax. The entire series of lectures was posted on October 13, 2015 on a YouTube account, dedicated to the thinking of Ayatollah Sistani."
*Jizyah is a head tax levied upon subjugated Jews & Christians in return for their lives being spared. There were also a large range of discriminatory laws these people had to observe.