The word Islam means to submit. When Muslims say Islam is a religion of peace, they’re not saying it in the sense that most westerners understand the term.
Muslims claim Islam is a religion of peace in the same manner that a Marine will talk about his rifle being an instrument of peace. A Marine’s rifle is used to kill the enemy and once all of the enemy is killed there will be peace. Muslims are to convert or kill infidels and once all the infidels are gone there will be peace.
“And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing… but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” – Quran (2:191-193)
(As “reported” by CNN )
President Trump’s chief strategist, former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon, once dismissed the notion that Islam is a religion of peace, describing it in a 2010 radio interview as “a religion of submission.”
Bannon made the comments on “Western Word Radio with Avi Davis,” an online right-wing radio station.
In the segment, Bannon, who at the time served on the board of Breitbart, criticized former President George W. Bush for what he and fellow guest conservative columnist Diana West described as injecting political correctness into the federal government.
Bannon mocked Bush for proclaiming “Islam is a religion of peace.”
“Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission. Islam means submission,” Bannon said. “I mean, the whole thing is just, he is the epitome, he’s a Republican version–not a conservative–he’s a Republican establishment, country club version of the Clintons. That’s all they are. It’s the baby boomer, narcissistic, he wants to feel loved.”
The word Islam means submission, and a Muslim is one who submits to God. The Arabic root of the word Islam means “to be safe” and is connected to the word “peace.”
A spokesperson for the Trump administration did not respond to a request for a comment before publication.
Bannon’s comments shed light on his views on Islam, just as his role in the White House comes under intense scrutiny.
Bannon played a key role in designing and implementing Trump’s executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, suspending the US refugee admissions program for four months, and indefinitely banning Syrian refugees from being relocated to the US.
Over the weekend, Trump signed another executive order elevating Bannon, a political strategist, to a principal position on the National Security Council, in a break from prior administration’s practice.