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Islam means "peace" vs Islam means submission"

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Submitted by Wolf Lorber (United States), Nov 28, 2011 at 02:11

Perhaps it is good that many contemporary Muslims (at least those who are not "Islamists") believe that Islam means peace, even though Dr. Pipes and most posters here have shown that it technically does not. This could be a sign of some socio-political progress in advance of religious modernization. It is widely understood that the meaning of words can change over time, among large populations, and that behaviors correspondingly change. I said "perhaps" as I am unsure, and would appreciate comments.

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