The qur’anic verse which follows this alleged demonstration of Islam’s tolerance reads:
5:33 The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the hereafter.How does a doctrinaire Muslim define waging war against their god and prophet? How does a doctrinaire Muslim define ‘mischief through the land’? Given the Muslim propensity to keep redefining jihad (i.e. holy war) as personal struggle whenever it suits them to do so, I suspect that they would not hesitate to show a great deal of flexibility in their interpretation of this verse and apply it to anyone who actively obstructs Islam’s advance or who denigrates its repellent content. Acts of terror and intimidation coupled with the ready ‘offence’ taken by Muslims across the globe whenever anyone questions their religion or prophet would appear to provide ample demonstration of such an interpretation.
The relevant section of the interview is circa 30-35 seconds in.