All muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are muslims. What do you think

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  1. navneetjha profile image78
    navneetjhaposted 11 years ago

    All muslims are not terrorists but all terrorists are muslims. What do you think?

    I know its bit sesitive issues. However I was thinking why most of the terrorists in the world are muslims? Is it something to do with their faith which is rigid and do not change with time. For example, in my religion Hindu most of Gods have multiple wives. However in hindu marriage act, only one wife is allowed which is practical in todays world and similar to other religions except Islam. However in Islamic sharia, people stil follow what their forefather practiced in 14th century.
    It looks like Islam donot allow people to change with time hence most terrorists are muslims. Suggestions ???

  2. Larry Fields profile image68
    Larry Fieldsposted 11 years ago

    Counter-example: The Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka were defeated a few years ago, after a bloody war that lasted a quarter of a century. And these terrorists were definitely not Muslims.

  3. MG Singh profile image74
    MG Singhposted 11 years ago

    A very interesting point. The fact is 98% of all terrorists are Muslims. This is so because Islam is the only religion that accepts Jihad or a holy war against non believers. The Islamic religion also promises paradise and virgins to those that die for the cause of Islam.
    Islam is a closed world and there are hundreds of examples where non muslims were beheaded as 'kafir'.  Most Islamic terrorists are fighting for an Islamic caliphate across the World.Islamic terror is fueled by religious dogma.
    LTTE was entirely different. I operated against them, may be I will write about it later.

  4. navneetjha profile image78
    navneetjhaposted 11 years ago

    Larry, Tamil Tigers were not terrorist. They were fighting for a separate land for them with in SriLanka. As far as Muslims are concerned, they seems to be blinded by their Holy Koran. You just cannot live in 21st century with 14th century rule book.

  5. Craig Suits profile image65
    Craig Suitsposted 11 years ago

    And the times, they are a-changin!
    I'm 71, and I can tell you for a fact that 50 years ago, terrorism as we know it today didn't exist.
    Terrorism is the act of killing anyone and everyone in the name of one's religion and these days, it's the sick Muslim fanatics that commit 99% of all the terrorists acts on the planet
    And you can thank the koran for that along with the Muslim clergy that perpetuate the insanity year after year after year.
    All organized religious organizations must be abolished and right now and end the stupid warring we've been engaged in since day one.
    If not, our modern day weapons of mass distruction will surely be unleashed and unlike all our past wars, this time there won't be any one left to claim victory.

    1. Attikos profile image82
      Attikosposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Classical and Medieval warfare employed measures to terrorize the enemy. The French Revolution did not occur in the name of religion. The Irish killed for nationalism, the Russians for secular ideology.

    2. Craig Suits profile image65
      Craig Suitsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The Irish killed for nationalism?
      Tell it to the prodistants and the catholics for the last 500 years. Utill recently, planting bombs in each others shopping malls seemed to be a national passtime.
      That's the difference between war and terrorism.

    3. Attikos profile image82
      Attikosposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You're wrong about that. The Irish Revolution wasn't fought out of religious cause. It was fought to make Ireland independent. Catholicism and Anglicism are merely markers for the competing cultures.

  6. Attikos profile image82
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    There's an old quotation, sometimes attributed to Vladimir Lenin and others to Eamon de Valera, that the purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. That helps clarify it, but it isn't a good definition. That's our problem: we don't have a good understanding of exactly what terrorism is, and thus of who terrorists are. Add to that murkiness of definition the sad fact that politicians, especially US pols on the left, have hijacked the term to abuse it as a smear of their political enemies, and you have a confusing picture indeed.

    How can we say anyone is a terrorist if we can't say what a terrorist is? It's true that most Muslims are not suicide bombers, but it's also true Muslim suicide bombers are celebrated in the streets of Muslim cities when they pull off successful strikes. They are thought of as freedom fighters, not terrorists, whatever those may be.

    We are in desperate need of good language in this area of public discourse. Words are the leading tools with which we communicate. Without clear speech, we are lost and subject to the manipulations of unscrupulous politicians, and that is happening to us right now, even as we type these posts. As writers, we can help with that problem. We should. Let's stop using words that have been so politically corrupted they no longer have any comprehensible meanings, and start striving to find better ones.

  7. backporchstories profile image73
    backporchstoriesposted 11 years ago

    Wrong on both ends....  Islam has been in the forefront with media push, etc...however, let us just go with that old addage, "There are bad apples in every barrel"!

  8. junkseller profile image79
    junksellerposted 11 years ago

    I strongly believe that any ideology is fully capable of extremist thought which can generate terrorists. All they really need is fuel which often seems to be oppression and poverty. Even if Islam produces a disproportionate number of terrorists (which is not in any way proven) that could just be that Muslims disproportionately live in poverty and oppression, and has nothing to do with the specific nature of the ideology. None of the major religions are free from extremists and terrorists.

  9. jadesmg profile image82
    jadesmgposted 11 years ago

    determining all terorists to be Muslim does seem to be a trait of todays western society. The claim seems to be there is something inherent in their religion; that there is something wrong with it. That they are in some way predetermined be be barbaric and war hungry. Islam is in no way particularly violent as a religion. This view just shows peoples ignorance in terms of influences. I believe there are 7 states in the wolrd that the US has declared as terrorist states and 6 of them are Muslim (that may not be quite right but it's something similar). from this some claim that Islam is a religion of the sword. But really it is actually just ignorance that leads to these conclusions. It is a lack of various means of assesing the situation. Politics and history are far more influencial in terms of terrorism. Look into these features, how these states have been treated by the West and you may find the source of the issue (though there are many and various). Writting any group of people off as violent and barbaric terrorists is just completly unjustified, esspecially in the case of Islam.

    1. navneetjha profile image78
      navneetjhaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, but your assessment is wrong. Do you see Islamic country which is secular. Infact whenever Muslim reach 30% of any country population, they need a separate country. Sudan, Nigeria and India(pre partition) are good example of this.

    2. Craig Suits profile image65
      Craig Suitsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting! I don't seem to remember any one blowing themselves up on a crowded bus ever in my 71 years.

  10. Faceless39 profile image92
    Faceless39posted 11 years ago

    It kind of depends which side of the fence you're on.  I consider the Israeli government and military a bunch of terrorists for terrorizing the Palestinians; I consider the US a bunch of terrorists for terrorizing the Iraqis, a million of which have died--and for using drones to strike and kill Syrian civilians.

    It sounds like you're biased against Muslims, yet blind to everyone else who is even more blatantly terroristic.

  11. pramodgokhale profile image40
    pramodgokhaleposted 11 years ago

    Unfortunately the said comment is correct in India.At present there is parallel government and governance in Muslim community is  going  on, law of central government if unsuited they refuse to follow under the name interference in religion
    but if it is suitable then do not object. These are double standards practiced by Muslim clergies in India. Wherever they are in majority ,they eliminate minorities and solve minority problem.If in minority they ask for rights ,facilities and many more.
    This is the dilemma of Indian Secular state.

  12. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    Neither statement is true. It should read: "NOT all Muslims are terrorists."  All terrorists are NOT Muslims either.

    1. KK Trainor profile image61
      KK Trainorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      But most are.

  13. Comrade Joe profile image68
    Comrade Joeposted 11 years ago

    The US harbours Cuban  terrorists such as Orlando Bosch, Luis Posada Carriles and many others, none of them are Muslim.  Anders Brevik was hardly a Muslim. The Zionist Stern Gang were unsurprisingly Jewish.  The UVF and UDA were exclusively protestant.  I dare say the person asking the question would count the Farc as terrorists, but there is quite a stretch between Marxism and Islam. I could go on.

  14. Claire Evans profile image63
    Claire Evansposted 11 years ago

    Actually, it is the West and its allies that use Islamic terrorists to do their dirty work for them so that the West to a certain degree looks clean.  For example, the US trained Islamic extremists to fight the Russians in Afghanistan.  They are doing the same in Syria.  Those extremists are just puppets for the US/UK/Turkey/Lebanon/Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

  15. mattforte profile image90
    mattforteposted 11 years ago

    Timothy McVeigh? The Unabomber? Terrorists have been around long before the big Al Qaida push. The difference is our government has a war on Muslim terrorists, so that's what you see in the news.
    ALSO, Muslim terrorists are using faith, which creates hordes. Terrorists in hordes get attention, especially when they blow themselves up.
    THAT SAID, there are also Christian terrorists. Ever heard of the Hutaree? They're out there. But again, they don't blow themselves up so they are easier to control.

    People need to stop watching the news. The media controls our nation, it controls the political views of our nation, and it controls the hatred of our nation. The national media can pick a target, and use America's hate as a weapon to take out whomever they please, and it's frightening.

  16. Say Yes To Life profile image78
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 11 years ago

    Personally, I'm far more concerned about common street thugs than Muslim terrorists.  I've been victimized by thugs more times than I care to think about - yet no Muslim has ever so much as given me a dirty look.

  17. Ralph Deeds profile image65
    Ralph Deedsposted 9 years ago

    In the United States the danger of terrorism is much greater from extreme, fundamentalist Christians and a variety of domestic neo-Nazi, militias and other hate groups than is from Muslims.


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