Unfortunately there’s no such thing. Yes, There are peaceful Muslims, but there is no peaceful Islam. This is the true message of Islam, sadly there’s not much to look for.
Dar el Islam & Dar el Harb
What is that? According to the Muslim belief, the world is divided into two distinct parts:
• Dar El Islam - The world of Muslim sovereignty. Where Muslims are superior and non-Muslims have to pay a skull tax (In the Quran, the non-Muslim must convert, pay, or be fought by the Muslims under the Islamic law).
• Dar El Harb – The house of war (literally). Where the infidels and enemies of Islam live (and must be thought against and be subjected to Islamic law, convert or pay).
Why is this relevant for our lives today? The reason is simple. According to the Muslim belief, the State of Israel is right at the heart of the Dar El Islam. For them (the Muslims) it doesn’t matter that Jews, Christians and many others have been here (in the Holy Land and in the Middle East) for over 3000 years.
Simply put - in the Muslim terminology, Israel and any other territory/state/country will eventually have to fight for its existence as a Non-Muslim country against the expansion of the Dar El Islam. This isn’t a fiction or a conspiracy, this is being taught today in any Muslim Madrasa (religious school) around the world from Sydney to Jakarta, Riyadh and Paris.
Let’s try to tackle this from a different angle. On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution, which adopted the plan for the partition of Palestine, recommended by the majority of the UN Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP). 33 states voted in favor of the resolution and 13 against. 10 states abstained. UNSCOP was appointed seven months earlier, after Great Britain, which ruled the country on the basis of a League of Nations Mandate, decided that in light of the growing Jewish resistance and violent opposition to its rule, it was unwilling to continue on the existing basis, and handed the whole issue over to the UN.
The UN Committee reached the conclusion that the Mandate for Palestine should be terminated, and most of its members recommended the establishment in the territory of Mandatory Palestine of an Arab state and a Jewish state, while internationalizing Jerusalem. The partition map proposed by UNSCOP allotted the Jewish state only a small part of Western Palestine. Despite this fact, the Zionist Organization and the institutions of the Jewish community in the Holy Land agreed to accept the plan, since it recognized the right of the Jewish people to a state and not only a “national home” as stated in the 1917 Balfour Declaration and the 1922 Mandate for Palestine.
The adoption of the partition resolution by the General Assembly was received by the Jewish community with great joy and thousands went out to the streets to celebrate, even though it was clear that the Arab states and the Palestinian Arabs would embark on a relentless war against the realization of the plan to establish a Jewish state.
The Arab Media
In order to create an atmosphere for peace, and we mean a real peace and not just a piece of paper (pun), special attention must be given to the younger generations.
Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East, nurturing its younger generation with the knowledge and the understanding that different views are an integral part of a democratic society of western values. Whilst this is reflected in Israel’s educational contents from kindergarten through high school to university, the Palestinian education program still ignores Israel’s right to exist and calls for it’s destruction
Generations are fed with slogans praising the “Shahid” to kill Jews and die as a martyr of Islam. Is it really possible to make peace with people who praise the death and not the single given opportunity to live?