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Reader comment on item: "Islam" Does Not Mean "Peace"
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Submitted by dihmmi no more (United States), Jun 20, 2007 at 07:51

Hi Mike

You are very correct. The word islam has only one meaning in Arabic and that is: surrender (to Allah) and because of the genius of Semitic grammar and with the profound root system we have a word for peace and that is salam which happens to belong to the same root as Islam and that is SLM but both words belong to different stems from the root SLM and in Arabic this is what makes all the difference so Muslims are indeed being deceptive (or ignorant) when they tell us that the word Islam also means peace.

I also suspect that many Muslims are not Arabic speakers, so it takes one Muslim to tell us that the word Islam really means salam, et voila, Islam would also mean salam. Even many educated Arabs have no good command of the Arabic language or grammar.

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