Independent Senator for Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie has used a speech in the Australian Senate to prove why it’s false to say that Islam is a religion of peace.
“Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL was a British military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist.
``He wrote 25 military history books, including “A history of Warfare” which was described by the UK Sunday telegraph as “Magnificent”. The book also won the Duff Cooper Prize. In other words Mr President – its an impeccable historical source.
``On page 33 where John Keegan writes about the differences between Christianity and Islam he says: and I quote:
Muhammad, unlike Christ, was a man of violence: he bore arms, was wounded in battle and preached holy war, Jihad, against those who defied the will of God, as revealed to him. ``Mr President, In this factual statement we can clearly find the challenge that modern Islam faces,'' said Senator Lambie.
“The founder of their religion was a great warrior, who was wounded in battle – and if other historical texts are to be believed - killed many people in the course of converting people to his religion. He was not like the founders of our world’s two other great religions Christ and Buddha – who lived their lives always as pacifists, not as warriors.
All Islamic leaders must do a better job of explaining to their young men and women why they must become pacifists and not kill in the course of converting people and other cultures to their religion.
The great challenge for Islamic preachers and politicians who insist on saying the Islamic religion is the religion of peace – is to reconcile their statements with undisputed historical fact.” said Senator Lambie.