…nor is it a religion of war.
It is a religion of reality. Reality of complex and messy and cannot be easily dealt with with neat little one liners thrown about.
Islam provides us with the framework to deal with this messy reality. Allah (swt) knows that human beings can act any one of an infinite variety of ways and has given us the way to live in this dunya in the best possible way. The deen acknowledges that there will be times of violence. And it acknowledges that there will be times of peace. It gives us the tools to deal with these states, and to strive to live in submission to our Lord, and inshaAllah find peace.