It is a wrong notion that Islam spread with sword or bloodshed. Islam never needed it; Islam’s brilliant teachings are sufficient to convince anybody for its natural spread.
This can be well observed from the following article:
Islam in Oceania
Islam in Oceania refers to Islam and Muslims in Oceania. Some countries in Oceania, notably Australia, have Islam as their third largest religion, after Christianity and Buddhism. By current estimates, there are 500,000 Muslims in Oceania ( 340 000 in Australia,36 000 in New Zealand, 62 500 in Fiji, 6 350 in New Caledonia, 2 000 in Papua New Guinea, 350 in Solomon islands, 200 in Vanuatu, 100 in Tonga, tiny numbers in Kiribati and Samoa. 
According to a 2007 article in Pacific Magazine, entitled 'Green Moon Rising', Islam has seen a substantial increase in adherents amongst the peoples of Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia. There have been thousands of indigenous converts to Islam in Melanesia.
There is also approximately 400 Muslims in Palau whose government recently allowed a few Uyghurs detained in Guantanamo Bay to settle in the island nation.
Islam has been in some parts of Oceania for at least 400 years (since the 1600s). When the people of Papua New Guinea and West Papua traded with China and the Malay empire, in the early 1600s, the presence of Islam was felt in Oceania for the first time. 
Other parts of Oceania hadn't felt the presence of Islam until the 1800s. For instance, the first Muslims in Fiji came when Muslim migrants came on a ship bringing indentured labourers to Fiji in 1879. Muslims consisted of 22% of the boarders on Leonidas, which was the first such ship.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
One may like to read the following article in full:
by Margaret (India), Aug 8, 2007 at 11:35
For several years Melanesia has witnessed a phenomenon all but ignored by the international community; amongst the Pacific islands the diffusion of Islam has obtained highly successful results and in every country in the region an Umma, Islamic community, has been founded.The term Melanesia indicates the region that extends for the western side of the Western Pacific to the sea of Arafura which touches the northern and north-eastern coasts of Australia. The islands belonging to the area are: he Bismark archepelego, the Fiji Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Maluku Islands, the Solomon Islandsm the Torres Strait Islands, Vanuatu and Palau Islands. Nauru, Timor, Flores Islands and Sumba are not entirely part of the region.
Islam is the religion that diffuses itself faster than any other and this tendency has been confirmed in the Pacific. Islamic organisations from Saudi Arabia and Malaysia are actively promoting Islam in the region and are actively involved in creating numerous Umma in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. The level of diffusion is unparalleled throughout the world.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
Good article, thanks for posting it. Allow me to copy/paste the last paragraph:
"Spread of Islam in these countries will pose a grave threat to Australia , New Zealand , Singapore and other Non Muslim Countries in this areas.Islamisation of these Islands will also threaten US interests in Pacific areas."
Australia is a highly multicultural country. We have all kinds of people living side by side. Sydney has, for example, a large Lebanese-Australian community. We also have many Asian cultures represented here as well as Greek and Italian immigrants (and their children) and many others besides.
Audrevea, did you know that we have more than 180 languages spoken here? You are spot on, Australia also has the largest Greek city outside of Greece. My home town Melbourne.
Integration works very well here doesn't it?
I am a boring ole Caucasian who's family has been here since convict days!
My Aussie-Greek mate is desperate to get back there, but is stuck for the moment. Not all bad, though - we watched the film 'The Wog Boy' last week, which was funny, and he is bringing over some State of Origin DVDs that his brother sent.
Looking forward to watching those
Ah yes, the Greeks here love their footy! I lived next door to a Greek family in Prahran for 20 odd years. I swear they were born for this country as well as Greece. Many are more like Australians than Australians in lifestyle and spend most of their time outdoors.
The Greek love of family has permeated our country and added new dimensions to all our lives.
He certainly sees himself as Aussie, not Greek - he likes Rugby League, Aussie Rules and Cricket, all watched whilst enjoying a few cold ones. A triumph for integration!
Sufi, that has always been the way with the Greeks here. They will tell you they are Australians very proudly, and seem to fit here like a second skin.
The best of it is the sense of humour is a perfect match! I love the sardonic and often self effacing humour. When the wog boys started, I did not know what to think! It soon became very clear that they were very comfortable in their own skins. Comfortable enough to make light of it all.
'Tis true, and we have the Ashes at the end of the year, so the beer-fuelled banter will be good!
Just have to find a taverna that will show it - the Greeks don't understand cricket
by paarsurrey 8 years ago
~Peaceful spread of Islam in Melanesia/OceaniaViolence checks the spread of a faith/ religion; so it is a misunderstanding that Islam spread with violence; it started without violence from Muhammad and spread without violence in many parts of the world. Muhammad did use sword and it was rational to...
by paarsurrey 9 years ago
Islam spread in Australia very peacefully, as per the teachings of Quran/Islam/Muhammad, this could be observed from the following account from Wikipedia:Islam in Australia is the fourth largest religious grouping, after Christianity, "No Religion", and Buddhism. According to the 2006...
by thirdmillenium 2 years ago
Does Islam contain some doctrines that make it mandatory for all Muslims to kill/destroy/annihilate followers of other religions/atheists/agnostics? Some say it does. Some others say it was not originally in the text but had been stealthily inserted later by religious fanatics.
by Mustafa Khursheed 3 years ago
Your first statement should probably be a definition of Islam: is it what the terrorists, using religion for an excuse for jihad, worship or is it what the more peaceful people worship. Or somewhere in between?
by gulnazahmad 8 years ago
Prophet Muhammad was the most peaceful man on the earth ever and he is and he will be. People who say that religion teaches aggression should know that all the prophets Muhammad, Jesus and Moses who followed their religion to the extremes were the most peaceful human beings. They never invoked any...
by Mark Knowles 6 years ago
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