So let’s start with this fact: For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace. And the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam -- peace. The standard greeting is as-salamu alaykum -- peace be upon you. And like so many faiths, Islam is rooted in a commitment to compassion and mercy and justice and charity. Whoever wants to enter paradise, the Prophet Muhammad taught, “let him treat people the way he would love to be treated.” (Applause.) For Christians like myself, I’m assuming that sounds familiar. (Laughter.)
Islam’s message of peaceMoe dictated and dispatched extortion letters to neighboring kings and emperors. You can obtain a clue from them.[Selected excerpts from the letter to the rulers of Aqaba.]
- I do not intend to wage war against you till you receive my written reason for it. It is better for you, either to accept Islam or agree to pay Jiziya and consent to remain obedient to Allah, His prophet and his messengers.
- If you desire that there should be peace and security in the world, obey Allah and His Prophet.
- If you do not accept these terms and set them aside, I do not need your presents and gifts. In that case, I shall have to wage war (to establish peace and security). Its result would be that the big ones shall be killed in war and the commoners shall be taken prisoners.
- If you accept obedience, may peace be on you.'
Islam's message of peace is confirmed in a hadith:
- I have been ordered to fight the people till they say 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah' And whoever says: None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' saves his wealth and his life from me unless he deserves a legal punishment justly, and his account will be with Allah!
Orders to fight
- Pagans until only Allah is worshiped on a global scale.
- People Of the Book until we are subjugated and extorted.
- Those of the disbelievers nearest you.
Islamic lawTwo of those orders are codified in Islamic law, one with scriptural attribution. Read Shari'ah and curse Islam if you have a soul.
- O9.8 The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians...
- O9.9 The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim...
Islam means submission!Corpus Quran has a dictionary and concordance. Here is a link to the entry: http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?q=slm#%283:85:4%29
Everyone who tells you "Islam means peace" is a liar.
as-salamu alaykumThe Islamic greeting is only for Muslims, who are instructred not to greet infidels first. Islamic good manners call for shoving us into the ditch.
Sahih Muslim Book 026, Number 5389
In his letters, Moe wrote "peace be upon those who follow the guidance", meaning Islam. What of those who do not follow it? He told these intended victims the sins of their people would be on their heads, meaning he would wage war and usher them into Allah's judgment.
compassion, mercy & charityIf you read this far, and you believe that lie, I probably can't help you but I am willing to try. Islamic compassion, mercy & charity are for Muslims only.
- 48:29 Muhammad is the Messenger of Allâh, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves....