Though the Quran teaches acceptance and morality, its correct message is corrupted by extremist leaders who use it to justify their fanatic views and consequently spread these misconceptions about Islam to the Western world. The biggest misconceptions of Islam is that Muslims are terrorists even though there are many verses in the Quran that go against the idea of terrorism. This proves the power that the media’s unfair stereotyping of Muslims as terrorists has on the public’s views. Furthermore, contrary to popular understanding, jihad does not mean to fight for the sake of Allah. The meaning of jihad is ‘struggle’ and it had been reported that Prophet Mohammad said: “We have returned from the lesser jihad (going into battle) to the greater jihad (the struggle of the soul).” That means that it is far more important for a Muslims to struggle against himself and his soul rather than go to war.
Terrorism is commonly defined as violent acts intended to create fear, perpetrated for an economic, religious, political, or ideological goal, and which deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (Townshend 15). In any rate, a number of V 's “terrorist acts” are literally revenge executions of the foretasted people. These revenge executions are unquestionably provoked by V 's outrage and acrimony. However, is there any righteous convention leading V 's vendetta? The answer to this question can be found in the emotions themselves.
It is therefore necessary do in-depth analysis on terrorists’ motivation because their purpose reflects the methods and targets the terrorists are most likely to select. Domestic terrorism is any intended violent act that violates the criminal laws of a state and endangers the citizens of that particular state. These acts include violent right wings extremists, paramilitary organisations, abortion clinic bombers, violent anti-immigrant groups, use violence in terms of race and ethnicity and any other act that endangers the lives of citizens of a state or acts that violates the criminal laws of that particular state. Therefore, domestic terrorism refers to any kind of crime that violates the peace of domestic citizens. Another
The words, ‘kill not yourselves’, prohibit and outlaw acts of suicide. On the other hand, is the murder of innocent people such a meritorious act that will gain a Muslim entry to paradise? Far from it, it is an open door to the Fire of Hell. It is more painful to witness the actions of the so called Muslims who declare Jihad against anyone who does not agree with their interpretation of the
Even though religion is not the reason of wars, people around the world keep blaming it due to the propaganda made by unknown agencies. Moreover, the extremist use the name of religion, specifically Islam, to justify their actions like what had been done by IS and al-Qaeda. They claimed that they are striving the real jihad by attacking the non-Muslims. This eventually grows the fear among non-Muslims toward Muslims without knowing the truth that Islam has nothing to do with extremism and
They tried their best to make women educated, to make them free from the shackles of slavery and discrimination on several grounds. As a result, the same women proved their ability by working for the freedom of the country. Yet their suffering and distress remained endless. Even in the 20th and 21st century, when women are at the peak of success, they suffer a lot due to the violence and relegated status both in the family and in patriarchal society. The close
Boko Haram uses uneducated people to their purposes and does everything possible to maintain people uneducated. Adolf Hitler said in his magnum opus of Nazism „Mein Kampf“, that propaganda must not be rational and based on science, instead of that it should influence the feelings of the large amount of the frustrated individuals. If done right, it´s easy to get the attention and support of a large number of people ( Paul 2005, 112). Boko Haram uses methods described by Pakistani journalist Abdul Ala Maududi who was the first to create the theoretical framework for islamist terrorism. Maududi emphasized fear which the islamic values and tradition will extinct because of the western secular influence.
Henzell-Thomas (2004) identified the major problems which were perpetuated by Islamophobia and one of them being “the misleading association of Islam with specific cultural identities and practices, especially Asian and African. Sajid (2005) further reiterates this by “Islamophobia is a new form of racism whereby Muslims, an ethno-religious group, not a race, are nevertheless, constructed as a race.” The media in western hemispheres have been responsible for the misunderstanding of the Islamic faith as it is constantly depicted as a religion that condones acts of violence, terror and political unrest. It encourages the thoughts of individuals that Western culture is superior to that of Islamic culture. The media also fails to differentiate between Islamic beliefs and Islamic extremists, who are two different things which also facilitates misconceptions about their beliefs. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva asserts that the bigger picture is
Having to face constant abuse of power from others can trigger a person mentally to drive them to a point where they feel like they need to take drastic immediate action to stop the violence and make a statement by creating new violence. A brief history of the development of the term terrorism was to describe, “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.” (Cancelmo,1) In relation to the term terrorist, it was used to define acts of violence strictly only by Muslims. But once the government had made a public announcement stating that America had labeled the entire Muslim community terrorists. With word spreading around that Muslims Were associated with terrorism, immediate action was made, thus beginning a period of racial discrimination for the Muslim community. An example that shows a greater understanding of the theme is from the article, “Terrorism: A High Stakes Convenience Label” by Cara Cancelmo, who explains the negative effects of being labeled as a terrorist in society.
Type 1 terrorism or what Lizardo and Bergesen termed as ‘terror in the core’ is perpetrated by core actors against core government organizations (Bergesen et al. 2003, 163). These core- based terrorist organizations have ideological grievances against a particular core government (Bergesen et al. 2003, 166). This means that the perpetrators of this type of terrorism stand against the present state organizations in the core which they usually see as too corrupt and does not respond to the people’s needs and grievances as citizens.