Posted by Lex, on August 16, 2006
From the BBC’s on-line news service, the UK’s Home Secretary is quoted talking about the recently unravelled air terror threat:
The world was faced by a form of “intolerant and violent totalitarianism”, he added, which was subverting a religion, Islam, whose very name stood for peace.
Submission. “Islam” does not mean peace, it means “submission.” “Salaam” is peace.
I’m a little surprised that the Home Secretary doesn’t know this. I wonder if he’s been misled, or whether he’s trying to be misleading – it’d be hard to argue that he’s attempting to win Islamist hearts and minds.
They, at least, are aware of the difference.