SALIM KOMBO MANGALE
MUSLIMS AND TERRORISM
Since the 9/11 attack in the U.S that involved Osama Bin Laden, the biggest suicide bomber and terrorist, people have been thinking that the Muslim are terrorists. This is not true. Terrorists are radical groups of people who kill and use the Muslim name to cover whatever they are doing. Most of them have Islamic names and say that they are fighting for the true religion of God that is Islam. Muslims are peaceful people and the world needs to know and understand this. Muslim should prove and teach the world that Muslims are not terrorists.
Muslim laws forbid killing of people. The Quran warns people of killing. Although Muslims like other religions had to fight for their religion in the past, this does not have to happen again. The Quran teaches that the time of war among each other is over; people should fight with their own souls to avoid doing what does not please God because that’s the hardest thing to do in the current world. Chapter 3, verse 172, of the Koran: “Of those who answered the call of Allah and the messenger, even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong have a great reward, (Koran a book of peace not war)
The Quran like other holy books teaches of peace and love. We have to love our neighbors which include anybody who is around us. Every holy book talks about people fighting for their religion in the past and this is the same as the holy Quran but still it speaks of unity in the world. The terrorist kill and say that they are fighting for the religion but it’s said in the Quran that people are not allowed to kill or judge which is the true religion because God is the only one that knows everything.
People have been assuming that the terrorists are Muslims because they attack Christian’s places of worship or Christian countries but that does not mean that they are Muslim. They may call themselves Muslims but their acts are not worth it. When they attack Christian states or countries they kill a lot of people without knowing the religion. Some Muslims were also killed in 9/11 attack and some people who died had Muslim relatives. The same terrorist attack schools and colleges in Africa killing a lot of young people who are important in our tomorrows world.
It is true that the terrorists dominate in Muslim countries but that does not mean that the government support terrorism. The terrorists hide in Muslim countries because its hard for the government to differentiate between a normal Muslim and the terrorists because the terrorists live among other people and we may be knowing them as good people but instead they are the terrorists.
Having all the knowledge about Muslims, its time to share the knowledge about Muslim to people around the world. There are many ways of sharing about Muslims. A lot of people use social media and this will be the easiest way to spread about the Muslim to people all over the world. Muslims are peaceful people who always want to live in peace with their neighbors. A true Muslim follows the laws of a Muslim which forbid doing sins like killing, murder or theft. This is the time to let the world know that the world needs to unit to end terrorism because they are everywhere and can be anyone around us. It is also said in the Quran that one can fight but only when under attack as said by professor yang, Koran also states in Chapter 2, Verse 190: “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors.”