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Ram kumar

Technical executive - Intarvo technologies | Posted 16 Mar, 2019 |

Is it true that “not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims”?

Ramesh Kumar

Marketing Manager | Posted 17 Mar, 2019

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.

But if we look at statistics, we would know that the statement –“not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims”, is entirely wrong. This statement is often complimented with the question –“Why don’t we see Christian, Buddhist, or Jewish terrorists? The answer to this simple question is that we don’t want to see it, and we are not made to see it too. At least not as much as we see and are made to be seen the attacks conducted by Muslims.

(Courtesy: Stand Of Point)

The most recent example which proves the statement wrong is the New Zealand terror attack that happened last Friday.

See the following statistics gathered from The Daily Beast to confirm your doubts:

• From 2010-2015, only less than 2 percent terrorist attacks are committed by Muslims in Europe.

• Most of these terrorist attacks, according to the European Union were committed by the separatist groups. Only 2 terrorist attacks, out of 152 in 2013, were religiously motivated.

• 84 of these 152 attacks were due to ethno-nationalists or separatists.

• In France in 2013, the FLNC group was the one which carried out the atrocious rocket attacks.

• In Greece, it was the left-wing revolutionary militant forces, and in Italy, it was the anarchist group FAI.

• In Europe in 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 people in Norway under the influence of White Nationalism and pro-Christian agenda. The public was outraged when media called Breivik a “Christian Terrorist”.

• Not just Christians, but Buddhists in Burma have endowed a lot many atrocities on Muslims.

Siddhi Agarwal

@student | Posted 16 Mar, 2019

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.