Israel Uncensored: There is No Such Thing as “Peace” in Islam
Dr. Harold Rhode explains ‘classicial Islamic warfare’ (terrorism) and the concept of “peace” in light of Treaty of Hudaybiyyah (Arabic: صلح الحديبية).
Josh Hasten conducts an interview, ( There is No Such Thing as “Peace” in Islam ) with Dr. Harold Rhode, one of the world’s preeminent scholars on Islam.
Rhode who served as an adviser on Islamic Affairs at the US Department of Defense has a new book coming out [published, July 7, 2017] titled “Modern Islamic Warfare.” The work exposes modern day terrorism as the classic style of Islamic warfare meant to instill fear in one’s enemy, whether they are fellow Muslims, Jews, Christians or others, in order to achieve one’s goals.
Rhode explains that Mahmoud Abbas will never adhere to a US-negotiated ‘peace deal’ with Israel, similar to arch terrorist Yasser Arafat, as he says there is no such thing as the concept of ‘permanent peace’ in Islam, only temporary truces when a side is weak and seeks to gain strength.
Ironically, Rhode believes that years of Islamic terror against the Jewish State has actually caused more and more Israelis to become stronger and deeply rooted in the Land of Israel.