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Is Islam really a religion of terror?
Most of the people of all religions know about the atrocities and terrorism of muslims thanks to the media, which coined the term on behest of few wrongdoers who are terrorists themselves. I don't care about such intellectuals who are sharing only one side of the story with the society.

THE UNFORTUNATE thing is that the so-called elites are not ready to accept the truth of terrorism and are always ready to attach the word terrorism - just to sell their posts in different media houses and get popularity.

When a muslim comes on to the streets to oppose atrocities by others on them; it is wrong because other people don’t like even peaceful movement of Muslims. Whereas the same people don’t have the courage to say anything to political parties and groups such as MNS, Shivsena, VHP and Bajrang Dal.

They used to say too many wrong things about Islam and respected personalities of Islam. Same thing is true of Jew supporters who ready to attack Muslims and Islam, and retaliation by muslims is termed as terrorist activities.

In this context, I need answers of a few questions from the respected elite, educated members of society.
Let us look at a few statistics and see whether it is Islam, which is teaching terrorism or other religions? No religion is preaching such activity of killing innocent people; it is the case of a few fanatics who are taking life of innocents.

In world history: here are few facts provided by different historians of our time.

• In the First World War, more than 37 million people died and wereinjured? Was it due to Muslims?

• The Second World War killed over 50 million? Were Muslims involved?

• Who killed almost 20 million Aborigines in Australia? Not Muslims.

• The US dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and 166,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki lost their lives? Not because of Muslims.

• In North America, 100 million Red Indians were killed. Muslims had no hand in it.

• About 180 million African people were enslaved, and later 88% of them died - with many being thrown into the Atlantic Ocean? Muslims were not responsible.

• Thousands have been killed Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine? Muslims did not create the conditions that led this kind of situation.

• More than 50,000 people died in Hyderabad in 1948? Were Muslims responsible?

• Who was responsible for killing thousands in Bhagalpur, Gujarat, Mumbai and Sikh riots? Muslims?

None of these acts of terrorism were done by Muslims though millions of people died in such wars and conflicts started by followers of other religions. Then why only complain about Islam.

First of all, we have to define terrorism. Now tell me why not all these religions should be called terror religions because followers of all these religions had murdered more persons on earth than Muslims.

Then why the term Islamic terrorism is related to Islam only? This is complete double standard by the educated - sorry the literate lot - who are not educated. Because education gives you insight to think rationally but here no one is thinking rationally.

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Manish Sharma
Hello Haider, I appreciate your effort to clear the brand of terror from Islam. Though from a critique point of view I am not very impressed with the article. I personally believe that we should never generalize things and judge a person rather than a community. Now, coming to the question, why a term like Islamic Terrorism even exist? The answer lies in the fact that Islam is world's most misinterpreted religion and unfortunately a section of Muslims which may not be very large but works very hard to be on the surface, has misinterpreted the most. They kill in the name of Islam and hence the work Islamic Terrorism. Now as we are a hypocrite society, we turn deaf to Hindu Terrorism or Jewish Terrorism (though it is not visible today). However, there are many right minded people who are not afraid of using the word Hindu Terrorism or Sikh Terrorism. Whenever you kills in the name of religion, you append the word Terror to that religion. Now though I may be wrong, in an effort to show that other forms of terrorism do exist in this world, you have gone a little far in your comments or the article to suggest that there is nothing as such Islamic Terrorism. You tried to use statistics from history to prove that Muslims have killed lesser men than people from any other religion. That is not the point. Kill 1 man or 100 in the name of religion, the effect will be the same. And once more, I would re-iterate that Hindu terrorism do exist in the form of political outfits like Bajrang Dal, VHP and may more and they are equally dangerous as TeT or Al Qaida. (And, if you comment on this, treat me only as a human being.)
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