As sad as it is, the Quran prohibits Muslims from being friends of Christians and Jews.
Quran Sura 5:51:
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

SHAKIR: O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
I have seen many try to dance around it briefly, but the Quran is clear and they quite quickly end their objections. If a Muslim makes a friend of a Christian or Jew they are OF THEM, which is a horrific position for a Muslim. This would make them an Islamic apostate which is punishable by death, even in Canada.
So if a Muslim says he is a friend of yours he is either an islamic apostate, or is engaging in deception. Lying in the way of Allah, known as Taqiyyah, is an acceptable Islamic practice, though practiced by some sects more broadly and extensively than others. ALL Muslims believe you can deny being a Muslim in a circumstance where admitting to it may put your life at risk.
A very different matter for Christians:
Matthew 10:33  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Of lying to advance Islam G.J.O. Moshay a Nigerian who has seen first hand how Islam works writes in "Who is This Allah":
"Oh you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as 'Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers etc.), they are but 'Auliya' to one another.  And if any amongst you takes them as 'Auliya' then surely he is one of them.  Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust)" (Surah 5:51 Al Hilali, Verse 54, Yusuf Ali).

In other words, any Muslim who becomes a Christian or even befriends a Christian leaves the leadership and control of Allah.

So, all Islamic leaders who come to British and American Church leaders for inter-faith co-operation are either defying the instructions of Allah or they have a hidden agenda.  

The Islam of the 7th century AD is the same today, probably under new guises as the situation demands.  It is the same tactic of "No compulsion in religion" that Mohammed first adapted to Christians and Jews, that Muslims are using in the Western world today.  

Migrate to Christian areas because they are tolerant.  Pretend to be peaceful, friendly and hospitable; begin to clamor for religious, political and social rights and privileges that you will not allow to Christians in an Islamic country; breed fast there and settle down; there should be no Christian activities in your community; you may speak or write to discredit their religion, but they must not talk about Islam; begin to expand your community; Christian activities should be restricted in all the places you expand to; the moment you have enough military might against these 'disbelievers', these Trinitarian kaferis, go ahead and eliminate them or suppress them as much as you can, and be in control.  Where immediate invasion is not possible, that has always been the policy.

There are so many incitements against Christians and non-Muslims running through the pages of the Quran that we find it hard to believe that anybody can be a real practicing Muslim now or then and not hate Christians.  It is impossible.  Any Muslim who is not violent (secretly or openly) is hardly a real Muslim, at least not in  the Quranic sense.  It means he has not got the spirit of Islam.  A typical practicing Muslim must be violent, especially if he expects to get any reward in the in the Muslim heaven:  

'Let those who fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other.  Who fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward ... Hast thou not seen those unto whom it was said:  Withold your hands, establish worship and pay the poor-due, but when fighting was prescribed for them behold!  a party of them fear mankind even as their fear of Allah or with greater fear," (Surah 4:74,77 Picthall).'"

To this we can add over 100 verses in the Quran that suggest violence against non-Muslims, or those in the dar el harb, such as:
Sura 8:12 I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them
For example in Indonesia 3 teenage girls were beheaded on their way to their Christian school and one head left on the steps of a Church.  The note left behind reads:  "We will murder 100 more Christian teenagers and their heads will be presented as presents."
Just recently in the news another 51 killed in India in an Islamic bombing. This is islamic fundamentalism and it has nothing whatsoever to do with Zionism any more than the 2 million that they have slain in the Sudan does.
For the details on over 12,000 deadly Islamic attacks around the world, just since 9-11 please visit:
Wherever you see murder and mayhem around the world today, you will find the Islamic Second Jihad.