Islam Religion Of Peace

I have a friend who insists that Islam is a “religion of peace.” He challenged me to read the Qur’an. So, I read it. I said to him, “this is not a religion of peace based on what I read.” He asked, “Who’s definition of ‘peace’ are you using?” I said, “the only one there is.” He asked, “really?” He got me thinking. So, I researched the word peace.

Webster Definition of Peace: “freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquillity; serenity.”

Middle Eastern definition: “The sense of tranquility and serenity resulting from having your knee in your enemy’s neck.”

I guess I stand corrected.