Connection Between Islam And Terrorism

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Is Islam and violence like a peanut butter and jelly combination? Do they always get along with each other? The growth of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, who have Muslims as their group members, baffle the non-Islamic people regarding the true nature of Islam. Most analysts argue that the terrorist threat is unquestionably Islamic and is not much a deviation from Muslim tradition, whereas others defend that Islamic terrorism diverges from the true teachings. So where does the truth lie? To understand the connection between Islam and violence, one must understand certain facets of the Muslim worldview. According to the historic …show more content…
“The West is manufacturing Islam” (Vltchek) might be the straight answer. “According to Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Sindi: “In today’s world approximately all terrorist attacks are tied to Wahhabism, an ultra conservative sect of Islam, which was inspired by British fundamentalists and is directly or indirectly supported by America”” (Vltchek). Also the Mujahedeen, who were rebelling against the Soviets and the government of Kabul, were cheered and financed by the West and its allies. Even ISIS and other Islamic radical groups were subsidized by NATO and the West to fight the Syrian government until they (Islamic radical groups) slipped from their clasp and started doing devastating acts. The West identified the most gruesome monsters, threw millions of dollars at them (Islamic radical groups), equipped them, gave them advanced soldierly training and then set them loose. Also, from the Middle East point of view, it seems that the West is aiming at the absolute destruction of Muslim countries and the Muslim culture. From a peaceful and innovative civilization, that used to lean towards socialism, the Muslim nations and Islam suddenly …show more content…
Islam is not responsible for worldwide terrorism. It is because of the invented simplifications of the media that Islam is a dreadful religion in the eyes of people. Everytime Islamic attacks are intensified more than the terrorists attacks by other religious groups. Whereas as per “an FBI study looking at terrorism committed on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 found that 94 percent of the terrorist attacks were committed by non-Muslims” (Obeidallah). Due to the mischaracterizations, racism is taking place towards Muslims around the world. After the rise of ISIS, the influence of these negative framing and portrayals of Islam has the potential to increase racism and also some conspiracy theories about the global order. Above all circumstances created “Islamophobia, an irrational distrust, fear or rejection, of the Muslim religion and who are Muslims” (Vatandas). This very fact actually triggers anti- American and anti-Western sentiments and which then leads to the disrespect Muslim societies have for

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