I understand perfectly well that linguistically the word “allah” simply means “God” in Arabic and Islam is a monotheistic religion. So philosophically one could say we are referring to the same thing. Jew, Christian and Muslim but, the historical facts do not bear that out. We obviously DO NOT acknowledge the same God in practice and never have. The same could be said of the Hindu concept of Brahman. Or Native American “Manitou”. Mr. Lynch is living in a fantasy world if he believes that philosophical truth will ever bear itself out in human history and human nature. It is obvious that all human beings DO NOT recognize the same “God”. It would be a utopia if we did but I would not hold my breath waiting for it.