Are all Muslims terrorists?
There is a common misconception within the Western world today in their regard to Muslims. What is this misconception? This misconception is a belief that ALL Muslims are terrorists; that ALL Muslims are suicide bombers; that ALL Muslims encourage the actions of ISIS; that ALL Muslims agree with the public execution of Charlie Hebdo.
I’m here to tell you that ALL of these beliefs are wrong.
Islam comes from the route word Salaam, which means peace. The name of our very religion promotes peace. One of the fundamental aspects of our religion is peace !But, alas we are all painted with the same brush by the west. Through propaganda, movies, social media and the Internet, they have ensured that Muslims are hated, feared and regarded with suspicion everywhere they go. It is time for this to stop.
Terrorism is defined as an act of terror that is motivated by a political purpose or to influence the decisions of those in power. It is true that many of the Terrorist groups operating today do so under the banner of Islam, but do they represent Islam?
The answer is no- they absolutely do not. Islam does not condone the mindless killings and execution of thousands of innocent men, women and children.
1.5 billion other people around the world share the same faith as I do. But there are very few amongst that number who agrees with groups such as ISIS, Boka Haram, Al-Qaeda and so on.
These groups carry out acts of terrorism because they have distorted our religion to suit their needs. But why should the actions of the minority be used to judge the majority?
According to WIkiPedia, Adolf Hitler was a Christian. Does the world hold ALL Christians responsible for the Holocaust? No. So why then are ALL Muslims blamed for 911? Why are ALL Muslims discriminated against because of events like the Boston bombings?
Furthermore, Islam is now the fastest growing religion in the world. Would that be so if we encouraged large scale bombings of civilians all the time?
In the aftermath of events like the Charlie Hebdo shooting, people all over the world erupt into an Anti-Muslim frenzy. Youngsters are attacked for no other reason other than the fact that they are Muslim. But the media conveniently forgets to report such attacks. In Germany a 17 year old boy was set upon by three other teenagers. They beat him up and stabbed him and he almost bled to death. They did this just because he was a Muslim. Protests are going on in all major countries in Europe, all because they want to prevent the Islamitisation of their countries.
In France, Muslims are persecuted daily, just because of the idiots who killed Charlie Hebdo. What gave them the right to take the law into their own hands and decides who lives or who doesn’t.
Every single one of these attacks or protests is because people fear Islam. They fear Muslims. And the reason for this is because those Muslims who are terrorists have been disillusioned into thinking that what they are doing is correct. They have never paused to consider the implications of their actions. As such they are the cause of many, many people’s suffering, both Muslim and Non-Muslim.
If you have ever met or interacted with any Muslims you will see the truth In what I am saying.
I mean no disrespect to any person or victims of terrorists attacks. I just think it is imperative that these misconceptions be cleared as soon as possible.
I don’t want to live my life in misery and fear of persecution.
I strongly condemn terrorism.
- As a Muslim and a human being, I declare that I am fighting against terrorism and not for it.