Assalaamu alaikum [Peace be to you],
Many ignorant people in the west unjustly accuse Muslims of terrorism as if terrorism is a Muslim monopoly. ignorance about Islam and the misleading media are what blinds these people and prevents them from seeing the truth about Islam.
There is no doubt that everyone in the west is in agreement on at least one thing: Terrorists are Horrible. But what is not clear in the minds of many of these people at this moment is the fact that Muslims are NOT terrorists. Islam does not teach terrorism, bombing, kidnapping, hijacking and murder. Quite the opposite is true. Even the "Jihad" [often misunderstood to mean "Holy War") is nothing like the newspapers and television media have portrayed it in the past.
Timothy McViegh blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City a number of years back was a Roman Catholic. Did anyone accuse the church for what he did? Unfortunately, the same is not true for Muslims and Arabs. The vast majority of Muslims or Arabs have no association with the violent events around the world yet Islam is invoked with terrorism. It is unfair to 1.5 billion Muslims of the world and religion of Islam.
Is it justice to blame a nation on the basis of the opinion of its rivals and enemies, ignoring the greatness of that nation, its roots, scholars and books?
Islam has forbidden violence in all its forms. It has forbidden hijacking airplanes, ships and other means of transport and has forbidden all acts that would undermine security
Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy and forgiveness. If an individual Muslim were to commit an act of terrorism, this person would be guilty of violating the basic tenants of Islam.
God says in the holy Qur'an in 5:32:
مَن قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا ۚ
translation:"whoever kills a soul not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it is as if he had killed all mankind. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved all mankind".
The last prophet of Islam, prophet Mohammed -peace and blessings be upon him- said:"He who harms a person having a treaty with the Muslims, or charged him more than he can, I will argue against him on the Day of Judgement"
and"Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise"
and"He who hurts a dhimmi* hurts me, and he who hurts me annoys Allah"
*dhimmi : a non-Muslim living legally in Islamic land and holding a different belief.
I hope this was beneficial.
for more about Islam and terrorism, I invite you to have a look at the website: aboutjihad.com [link]