Terrorism has no religion.

Islam literally means peace and many Muslims around the world are trying to prove this by giving hugs, handing out roses, sharing their views online or simply being kind as they usually would everyday. However there are a few people in this world who abuse their knowledge to the extreme and call it religion – yes I am of course talking about the ‘ISIS’ or the ‘Islamic State’.

ISIS seemed to be this delusion where we would be able to become closer to God and live under the Sharia Law, which originated from the Quran and from our beloved Prophet Muhammed’s (swt) teachings, however this was very wrong from what really has been happening. There has been speculation that ISIS were only created by America so that they could invade Syria and take their oil and once again Muslims would be there to take the blame for any terrorist acts that took place. Whether this is true or not, whatever ISIS do and promote is not Islam! Killing innocent people is definitely not what Islam is about and hence all they are is terrorists.

“Permission (to fight) is given to those upon whom war is made because they are oppressed, and most surely Allah is well able to assist them” [Quran 22:39]. This verse like many others within the Quran is taken out of context and turned into the extreme by people whom have such dangerous views that when they preach to others they actually believe what they are saying to be true; and this in turn corrupts the minds of people who listen, especially the young minds who want to learn more about Islam.

The corruption of the ISIS has led to injustice to many people – to the poor innocent lives lost all over the world and to people who are wrongly executed in ISIS without proof of their crimes.

“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” [Qur’an, 5:32]

Every religion has extreme views, though I am sure that every religion must state that killing innocent lives and suicide bombing is forbidden – that is how sacred lives are to God and we, as humans do not have the right to take that away from somebody else.

The western countries have given us rights and so everybody is free to practice whatever religion they believe and be with whomever they wish to be with even if there are people who don’t agree with that. These rights that we all have protects us from those few people who don’t agree with them as we have a legal system built to help us and defend us. Go through the legal system and change something that you disagree with rather than thinking you have no other choice but to go down a path which leads you to do unthinkable things to gain attention.