The Qur'an recognizes the universal goodness of all people and religions. Instead of fighting and dominating other people, Islam enjoins Muslims to identify with the goodness in all people and recognize that Allah will reward them for their good deeds. The life of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) is well documented. There are numerous examples showing how he dealt with the pagans and Jews in Arabia who were his enemies. He never was the aggressor, he established treaties with them and lived in peace with them.
Check out this link for more lectures, interviews and works by Sheikh Imran Hosein on this site.