TRUE DEMOCRACY FALL 2001 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Myth Breakers - Part 3
Image of Muslims
The depiction of Muslims as violent extremists is contrary to the teachings
of Islam. The fundamental teachings of Islam mandate peace and justice. The
Qur'an teaches, "Whoever slays a person unless it be for murder or
for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew all of
mankind: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life
of all of mankind," (5:32).
The root of the Arabic word for Islam is peace, and the word Islam means
submission to God in pursuit of full peace and tranquility. Thus, the term
Islamic terrorism does not even make sense.