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Does "Islam" mean peace? was Islam spread by the sword? was Muhammad a terrorist?

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr. (United Kingdom), Feb 4, 2008 at 15:14

To Abdul Muiiz,

I'm sorry I haven't responded to your recent posting before now Abdul, pressure of work has prevented that, and will prevent it for some time, but I will respond to you when time pressure permits, and will deal with the key issues of:- Does "Islam" mean peace? Is Islam peaceful and peaceloving? Was Islam spread by the sword? Was Muhammad a terrorist? Keep on laughing Abdul.

With kind regards and best wishes Lactantius Jr.

ps. Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius, was a North African Christian apologist of the fourth century, that is, he defended Christianity's truth claims against those who denied them. The English word "apologetics" is derived from the Greek word apologia, pronounced, "ap-ol-og-ee'-ah." It is used numerous times in the New Testament, but the verse most commonly cited, and most relevant to apologetics, is 1 Peter 3:15-16 "Always be ready to give a defense [apologia] to anyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and respect"

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