Is Islam intolerant of other religious minorities?

Islam recognizes the rights of the minority.To ensure their welfare and safety, Muslim rulers initiated a tax (Jizya) on them. Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) forbade Muslim armies to destroy churches and synagogues. Caliph Umar did not even allow them to pray inside a church. Jews were welcomed and flourished in Muslim Spain even when they were persecuted in the rest of Europe.They consider that part of their history as the Golden Era.

In Muslim countries, Christians live in prosperity, hold government positions and attend their church. Christian missionaries are allowed to establish and operate their schools and hospitals. However, the same religious tolerance is not always available to Muslim minorities as seen in the past during the Spanish inquisition and the crusades, or as seen now by the events in Bosnia, Israel and India. Muslims do recognize that sometimes the actions of a ruler does not reflect the teachings of his religion.