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There is a wicked phrase “Muslims are Terrorists” revolving around the globe that translated it as a person having a beard, covering his head with some head covering and saying words that are incomprehensible for others as a terrorist. We grew up in Pakistan listening to the 9/11 melancholiest event held in world history. It was the beginning that brought Muslims to the spot-light under the notorious term “Terrorism.” I am not saying that Muslims are perfect, there are many who had had played with and destroyed name of Islam.

It is not justified to call all Muslims terrorists or Terrorism is raised through Islam. From different recent activities taken in the world are highly motivated to say that by racial ambiguities or specific political agendas.

All these horrific terms about a community and describing them all as terrorists is not valid. For instance, when a drunk driver causes a car accident, we never blame the car manufacturer for the violent actions of that driver.

This is because we understand that we cannot blame an entire car company that produces millions of safe vehicles just because one of their cars was hijacked by a reckless person who used it to cause harm. So, what right do we have to blame an entire religion of over 1.6 billion peaceful people because of the actions of a relatively insignificant few?

Some statistics show that in Europe the percentage of the terrorist attacks committed by Muslims over the past five years is less than 2 percent.

As Europol, the European Union’s law-enforcement agency, noted in its report released last year, the vast majority of terror attacks in Europe were perpetrated by separatist groups. For example, in 2013, there were 152 terror attacks in Europe. Only two of them were “religiously motivated,” while 84 were predicated upon ethno-nationalist or separatist beliefs.

According to the FBI, 94% of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States from 1980 to 2005 have been by non-Muslims. This means that an American terrorist suspect is over nine times more likely to be a non-Muslim than a Muslim.

Also, this same report informs that there were more Jewish acts of terrorism in the United States than Islamic. Yet, when was the last time we heard about the threat of Jewish terrorism in the media? We don’t. For the same exact reasons that we cannot blame the entire religion of Judaism or Christianity for the violent actions of those carrying out crimes under the names of these religions, we have absolutely no justifiable grounds to blame Muslims for terrorism.

In fact, if all Muslims are terrorists because a single digit percentage of terrorists happen to be Muslim, then all Muslims are peacemakers because 5 out of the past 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners have been Muslims.

I will not deny that terrorism is a real threat; it definitely is. However, it is extremely incorrect to associate the words “Muslim” and “terrorist” when literally all the facts implore you to do otherwise.

Likewise, fault cannot be associated with the whole term Islam. Muslims are peace lovers.

A headscarf or a beard is not a threat to be worried about…

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