Leonard Wessell
The < -slm- > in Islam means < subjugation/submission. Islam is first and foremost neither a religion of peace nor of war. It is a religion of power, i.e., subjugation. The subjugated are to surrender in th form of submission. Submission ceritifies in the mind of the islamic believer that the one submitting is weak, unworthy and, hence, the object of subjugation. When the Pope says that "…More
The < -slm- > in Islam means < subjugation/submission. Islam is first and foremost neither a religion of peace nor of war. It is a religion of power, i.e., subjugation. The subjugated are to surrender in th form of submission. Submission ceritifies in the mind of the islamic believer that the one submitting is weak, unworthy and, hence, the object of subjugation. When the Pope says that "meekness" is the right way to respond the Pope inadvertently has rendered "submission" and thereby certified in the Islamic mind the correctness of the previous acts of subjugation. At times it is hard to distinguish between a feigned meekness and an obfiscated cowardliness.