Islam is NOT Terrorism

August 20, 2006 at 3:00 pm (Culture, Islam, Middle East)

This to bring to everybody’s attention to my paper, “Islam vs Terrorism,” that is posted along with “My papers and Columns” on



  1. Wa Salaam said,

    Leo Strauss and the Origins of Terrorism

    Recently, Brother Rasheed Moore posted a series of documentaries about the Neocon ideologies and how they relate to Islamist regimes and Terrorism. The feature is produced by the BBC and is a three part series which places Leo Strauss and his theories …

  2. Sarah said,

    Well, you know what, there are a lot of Americans that want reform in America, too. Don’t think it’s just against Islam. It’s against Christianity here, too (and has been worse over the years). It seems to want to take religion out of everything.

    I’m one of those that believes that the only place religion shouldn’t belong is in the government. Historically, religion in government has always caused problems. Now, I don’t think religion ought to be taught in schools either–but rather in the homes.

    Here, if a parent wants to send their child to a religious school, then they can send them to a private school. Public schools do not teach from a religious perspective, which makes it able to teach students of all religions without offending (or shouldn’t offend) anyone. People of all religions or without religion, can peacefully coexist if they understand and accept that not everyone is going to believe what they believe, and everyone has the right to believe what they believe as long as they do not harm each other. Coexisting peacefully in a mixed religion society happens here every day. Sure, you might find tension here or there, but those tensions are usually created by intolerant people who stick their noses in places it doesn’t belong.

    I’m also one who believes that people have the right to believe in whatever god they so choose, as long as they don’t try to force it on me. I can undestand not wanting something forced on you.

    On the other hand, I can understand how people are associating religion and terrorism together. You can blame that on those people who gave them reason to associate it. It is a misfortune that guilt by association is often a reaction of people.

    I agee that it is almost never a religion in and of itself that is wrong, but usually the interpretations of the practitioners that make it what it is to any given individual.

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