If someone who is asleep is in perfect physical and mental health, he enjoys a tranquility which is the result of the order that prevails in his interior. On the other hand, a person who has fainted may seem tranquil but his lethargy is the consequence of an organic or psychic disorder, and consequently, it may not be considered peace. In a similar way, the silence of a tomb may not be considered peace, for there, the decomposition of a body is in process.
The Muslims say that Islam is a religion of peace, however, its peace is the tranquility of those who are subject to the laws of Allah and there is no peace for those who do not submit to them. They wish to impose this so-called peace on everyone… ‘by the sword’!! As Tacitus had expressed: ‘Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant’ – ‘to robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a solitude and call it peace’ (Tacitus. Agricola, Ch. 30).
This is what predominates in the Koran, with its Hadith, both filled with precepts inculcating violence, as for example book 52 of al-Bukhari that contains no less than 285 incentives to jihad, the ‘holy war’, in order to implant the false religion of the prophet everywhere.
Now, peace is built upon order, and is the fruit of charity and justice, which has its roots in human nature itself, being founded on the fulfilling of the natural law. And it is only the religion of Christ that entirely satisfies these criteria, thus being the only religion that can effectively establish peace among men. On the contrary, the Islamic belief is nothing other than the systematic violation of justice and, consequently, of peace. Only in the Sacred Scriptures can we find the way of righteousness and of peace — the Church teaches: ‘If anyone either believes that other scriptures, apart from the ones that the Catholic Church has received, should be regarded as authoritative or has venerated them, let him be anathema’ (Denzinger-Hünermann 202. Symbolum Toletanum I) — whereby only in the practice of the evangelical precepts will peace be brought to humanity: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’ (Mt 5:9). Given the timeliness of this topic, with its tremendous significance and its multiple dimensions, it is vital to know what peace really is, and also to be acquainted with the falsified notion of peace that the Islamic visualization offers. Therefore, this study is divided into various parts with the objective of presenting the matter progressively and profoundly – above all, since we are convinced that this is one of the fundamental points of the spiritual battles of the Church within the next decades. In the first part, we shall enter into a doctrinal explanation regarding authentic peace; in the second part, we shall see where true peace may be found on earth; and in the third and final part, we will expose the supposed peace of Islam. Read on…