Either Jesus died on the cross, or he didn't die on the cross. There is no in-between. Either Jesus is divine, or he is not. Either God is triune, or he is something else.
While some Christian teachings are compatible with Muslim teachings (since Muhammad borrowed extensively from Christian and Jewish traditions), there are some fundamental differences as well. Yet interestingly, an Episcopal priest named Ann Redding claims that she is both a Christian and a Muslim.
She says, "I am both Muslim and Christian, just like I'm both an American of African descent and a woman. I'm 100 percent both."
There is, however, a tremendous difference between being an African-American woman and being a Muslim Christian. The former entails no logical contradictions. The latter entails many. For instance, to be a Muslim Christian, one would have to hold both that Jesus died on the cross and that he didn't die on the cross. One would have to throw logic completely out the window.
Indeed, Redding admits that she's basing her position on feeling: "It wasn't about intellect," she said. "All I know is the calling of my heart to Islam was very much something about my identity and who I am supposed to be."
Although feelings have a purpose, God gave us our intellects for good reasons--one of which is to spot contradictions. Sincere Christians and sincere Muslims should therefore find this article shocking:
"I Am Both Muslim and Christian."