Is it true that “not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims”?Add Answer
Well, this is what media tells us, and we digest with our dinners more than often, sitting in front of our televisions. Muslims, or Islam, has become the face of Terrorism globally in 20th and 21st century.
The statement " Not all Muslims are terrorist but all terrorists are Muslims" is partly true and partly false. The former part of the statement is completely true but the latter part of it is absolutely false.
The reason this statement has caught fire is because most of us believe this and the reason majority believes this is because this is what we are told. our only source of information, The press, has been showing us the half truths.
The reason we believe this lie is because of the coverage a terror attack committed by a Muslim gets than the ones committed by people of other religion. According to a research done by The University of Alabama, it was found out that a Muslim terror attack gets 357% more coverage than a non-Muslim attack. Another research discovered that Muslims committed less than 2% of terror attacks in Europe. Another study found out that between 2008 - 2015, non-Muslims committed nearly twice as many terror attacks than Muslim in USA than Muslim terrorists.
A recent case in New Zealand is what i will be using to base my argument wherein a terrorist attacked a mosque killing 49 people along with it. The incident got light in the papers but not as much as any attack by a Muslim would have gotten.
All these researches and incidents clearly show how media has been misleading us and even brainwashing us towards hating a particular religion. Undoubtedly the most renowned terror groups of the world tend to follow Islam but that does not mean that all the terrorists out there do too.
In reality, terrorism has no religion or country. It is born of all the vices of the world like pain, jealousy, hatred and even hunger. Stereotyping a community would not give any solution but only lead to another step towards doom.