Give Me Hudnah Or Give Me Death
January 11, 2013: Decades of negotiations with Palestinians, Taliban and al Qaeda have failed largely because the West misunderstands the Moslem concept of what terms like “negotiate” and “peace” mean. Westerners tend to lose sight of the fact that Islam is the most militaristic and controlling of all the major religions. Unlike the other faiths, Islam established itself in war and initially spread largely by military conquest. Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and the other major faiths were more into preaching as a means of gaining new adherents. Then there is the militancy of Islam, which presents itself as a way of life, not just a religion. And part of that lifestyle includes fighting to gain new converts or to defend existing ones from forbidden ideas (especially other religions). This extremism is a way-of-life for Islamic conservatives (like many Saudi clergy, and their followers) and radicals (Taliban, al Qaeda).
Islamic scripture is quite clear on how one “negotiates” with non-believers.