So who’s The Terrorist?


This article does not aim at condoning any act of terrorism. Every human life is precious and of infinite value and killing one is like triggering a genocide. (Derived from Al Quran 5:33). We have the best collection for counter terrorism

By Muhammad Zafrullah, from 2012

Someone recently sent me an e-mail containing a German Muslim scholar’s response to a question about “Islamic Terrorism”. It is hearsay in that I do not have proper reference but hey it does contain some interesting points. So I am including it almost as I received it. (I say “almost” because I had to make some changes to pacify the word processing software.)

A German Muslim scholar was asked on a live TV show about terrorism and Islam.  He said:

Who started the First World War? Was it Muslims?
Who started the Second World War? Was it Muslims?
Who killed about 20 million Aborigines in Australia? Was it Muslims?
Who sent the nuclear bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Was it Muslims?
Who killed more than 100 million Indians in North America? Was it Muslims?
Who killed more than 50 million Indians in South America? Was it Muslims?
Who took about 180 million of African people as slaves, of whom 88% died and thrown in the Atlantic? Was it Muslims?

No, they weren’t Muslims! First, you have to define terrorism properly. If a non-Muslim does something bad, it is a crime. But if a Muslim commits the same act, he is a terrorist.

First remove this double standard, and then come to the point!

Now let me add my half penny’s worth. The trouble with the world today is it’s ruled by crooks; whether they are recognized as rulers or not. They know that if there is peace and harmony in the world they would be out of business. So they keep inventing ways of causing problems.

One of the ways of causing a hullabaloo these days is to prepare a nondescript person/journal to publish something against Prophet Muhammad. The crooks in the Muslim world take the cue and start agitating. For them agitation is not complete if some building is not destroyed or someone is not killed. (For without that the media would not be interested!) The result usually is that the media pick up the footage of those angry acts to provide another proof that the Muslims are the terrorists.

The media anywhere are of course out to get more and more viewers/readers. Some of them would go to any lengths, i.e., appointing pretty red heads to find ways of doing illegal eaves-dropping in search of sizzling new stories. So you cannot blame them much. But the Western governments stay neutral during such episodes. Squarely criticizing both sides, at times, but jealously guarding the hate mongers’ right to free speech.

Suggested Reading

Islamophobia Is A Global Crisis — And It’s Time We View It That Way

All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t

Four Recent Terrorists from a different religion

The Root Cause of Terrorism: An Unholy Thought

Muslims Are Not Terrorists: A Factual Look at Terrorism and Islam

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Islam!

Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

Forty Hadiths or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about Compassionate Living

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