Wrong perception

Ujala Bashir

I want to make here a point by saying that in today’s society the act of a few of the people in a certain community is attributed to the whole community. In my opinion, if a few people of a particular community commit an act of terror, it does not mean that the whole community is held responsible for that. Yes, the problem I am addressing is the so-called famous statement, we hear every day that is: “Muslims-terrorists”. I don’t think that is the case.
Even if some people among Muslims support these terror acts, activities of a few Muslims are not a representative of Muslims in general. Cynics try to justify the denigration of an entire community of nearly two billion people on the basis of the actions of a few dozens of them. You are likely to believe that this proposition is true because the international media only reports on Muslim terrorism, although people of other Faiths are also involved in acts of terror. The media has become saturated with it and is telling the people to be terrified of Muslims; whereas the truth is most of the Muslims do not even sympathize with terrorists. Many of them raised voices against terrorism and many are still fighting.
According to the Global Terrorism Database which has data of over 125000 terrorist attacks from 1970 to 2013, most prolific and deadly attacks were not carried out by Muslims at all. The real case is actually Muslims are the people that have suffered most according to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) which said: “In cases where the religious-affiliated terrorism causalities are determined, Muslim suffered between 82-97% of terrorism-related fatalities over the past five years”. So I think the notion of calling all Muslims as terrorists is just an illusion created by the Western media to achieve its political aims.

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