By SABRINA PARK
Published: September 13, 2010

Okay, let's get one thing straight: not all terrorists are Muslim. Yes, I said it and it's completely true. Why people continue to generalize all terrorists as being Muslim is beyond me- perhaps it has to do with their lack of knowledge on the topic and laziness to find out the legitimacy of the claim. It is also possible that since people are so quick to believe what they are told, they are able to easily adopt someone else's views as their own. I wouldn't doubt it- I mean; we all know hardly anyone can think for themselves these days anyway.

A frequent saying goes: “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim.” This was recently said by Reverend Flip Benham on Aug. 11 during Anderson Cooper's 360 show on CNN. Benham argued, “Anderson, I understand exactly what you're saying. You need to ask yourself the question why are all terrorists Muslim? Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim, and that's just pretty-” Benham is quickly interrupted by Cooper who says, “Well, that's just not completely true because, in fact, the guy who blew up the Oklahoma City-” Only to be interrupted again by the all-too-confident Benham who claims that, “Islam is a lie from the pit of hell.” Talk about being ignorant and close-minded.

What an unfortunate and pessimistic attitude for one to have on the subject, especially if one does not have all their facts straight. For some reason, this quote remains attached to the people of Islamic faith and continues to label them at such a low standard- it is utterly nauseating.

So, that being said, let's think for ourselves and do some research: exactly what percent of Muslims are terrorists? Well, according to FBI files, which can be accessed through fbi.gov, only 6 percent of terrorists are Muslim. The remaining percentage of terrorist attacks on U.S. territory includes: Latinos at 42 percent, extreme Left Wing groups at 24 percent, Jewish extremists at 7 percent, Communists at 5 percent, and other terrorist organizations at 16 percent.

If only 6 percent of terrorists are Muslim, then why does the media only cover the attacks by Islamic extremists? It doesn't make sense and the way it is being portrayed is entirely deceptive and misleading.

This leaves me perplexed beyond explanation. How is it that FBI files have record that Latinos are responsible for the highest percentage of terrorism toward the U.S., yet we still live in constant fear of being attacked by Muslims?

Also, why is it that they continue to get racially profiled for being terrorists? I'm pretty sure that no one stops Latinos or Jews at the airport for suspicion of intentions to hijack a plane. Let's be clear though, I am in no way saying that they should be stopped- I don't think anyone should be stopped just because they “look” skeptical. Latinos and Jews certainly have had their fair share of being discriminated against and that, in itself, is another unjust situation we can talk about some other time.

But the point here is, Muslims are being targeted unfairly for terrorism when Islamic extremists carried out only 6 percent of the attacks. According to SFGate.com, “if only 10 percent of Muslim Americans were sympathetic toward Islamic extremism, they would constitute a force greater in number than the Coalition forces used to invade Iraq. I submit that if a force that large was in the United States, New York would look a lot more like Baghdad. It doesn't, because the number of Islamic extremists is actually only a tiny percentage of the Muslim-American population.”

Granted, 9/11 certainly produced a greater number of casualties than other terrorist attacks, but they are still not grounds for picking out Muslims and blaming them for all the attacks on the U.S.- not to mention, accusing them of all being terrorists.

A study completed by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said, “The terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated.”

Obviously. After seeing the actual percentage of terrorist attacks executed by Islamic extremists, it could not be more transparent- not all terrorists are Muslim and not all Muslims are terrorists!

Source: Daily Titan

15 Responses

  1. nomadone

    It’s quite simple. Allah already told us why they treat us with this type of contempt. They will never be happy with us until we follow their form of religion. There are countless simple and straightforward verses in the Quran which tell us to prepare for such enmity from their part.

    May Allah protect us and preserve us in Islam

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    • D

      Last people that did something on the scale of 9/11 got nuked. So… this is pretty nice. Stop looking at others as enemies and maybe they won’t be. Seperate yourself from those that claim to be among you that take credit for these acts that you claim you are against. Instead you claim their enemies to be your own enemies and speak out against them. This creates a strong point for them to question your position. Violence begets violence, but somewhere the cycle must end. Speak out against those killing innocent people, be they American, Christian, or Muslim. Information is out now about the wrong doings of US soldiers in the middle east, but remember, most people in the US don’t support the war anyways. At least the US didn’t over react and drop a nuke on the middle east like they did to Japan. Heck, just be thankful they didn’t do last time they took a bunch of muslims terrorists…
      Once in U.S. history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so “Black Jack” told his boys to catch the perps and teach them a lesson.
      Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style. The U.S. soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat. Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs’ blood. This would mean that they could not enter Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs.
      All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave, and the hog guts dumped atop the bodies. The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others. This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.
      Pointing a gun into the face of Islamic terrorists won’t make them flinch.
      They welcome the chance to die for Allah. Like Gen. Pershing, we must show them that they won’t get to Muslim heaven (which they believe has an endless supply of virgins) but instead will die with the hated pigs of the devil.

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      • Amad

        Before giving Muslims a lecture, perhaps you should check a bit of history and stop spreading foolish stories about Pershing. There is no evidence that anything like what you cut and paste happened. Having shot with pig-blood soaked bullets or even having pigs buried with you, has no affect on your “purity”. Man turns to dust in his grave, and is then raised back into his original form on the Day of Judgment. Someone is not stopped from entering paradise or hellfire because of others’ actions. A Muslim with a thousand bullets dipped in pig blood, even if buried in a pool of pig blood, but one whose deeds are good, will enter paradise. On the other hand, a Muslim buried in perfume and saffron, but one whose deeds are evil, will enter hellfire unless forgiven by God. Next time snope-check:

        http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pershing.asp

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      • Rich

        I find it interesting that when I go to the FBI website that all wanted terrorists are Muslims…and not 6% as you have twisted data to reflect. It seems you have confused local crime with terrorism and they are 2 different things. Yes I am afraid almost all terrorists are Muslims.

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      • sabirah

        Rich, you need to go back to school to get a refresher about maths and statistics. How can you conclude from a most wanted list to what is written above, that 6% of terrorists are muslims?
        I want a formula proof please.

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    • Rich

      I find it interesting that when I go to the FBI website that all wanted terrorists are Muslims…and not 6% as you have twisted data to reflect. It seems you have confused local crime with terrorism and they are 2 different things. Yes I am afraid almost all terrorists are Muslims.
      http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wanted_terrorists

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  2. Mansoor Ansari

    What’s the definition of terrorists that comprise this 6%? Does it includes those fighting occupation forces in their own countries? Or these referring to those who r committing these acts in US?

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  3. mana

    Please help us to attract the world’s sight to the holy books that contain (commandments and restrictions) that are really, worthy of being burnt… Send this message (Fair Judgment) to Terry Jonse (info@doveworld.org)

    To Terry Jonse: and the like…

    we Challenge

    THE GLORIOUS QURAN does not contain any verse carrying the nearest meaning to “DO NOT SUPPOSE THAT I HAVE COME TO BRING PEACE TO THE EARTH .I DID NOT COME TO BRING PEACE , BUT A SWORD………..etc ” MAT 10/34.or ” I HAVE COME TO BRING FIRE ON THE EARTH ……….etc LUKE 12/49 . ” DO NOT LEAVE ALIVE ANYTHING THAT BREATHES.COMPLETELY DESTROY THEM ” DEUTERONOMY 20/16-17

    “THEY DEVOTED THE CITY TO THE LORD AND DESTROYED WITH THE SWORD EVERY LIVING THING IN IT MEN AND WOMEN, YOUNG AND OLD, CATTLE, SHEEP AND DONKEYS.” JOSHUA 6/21

    “NOW GO, ATTACK THE AMALEKITES AND TOTALLY DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT BELONGS TO THEM .DO NOT SPARE THEM; PUT TO DEATH MEN AND WOMEN, CHILDREN AND INFANTS, CATTLE AND SHEEP, CAMELS AND DONKEYS.” 1 SAMUEL 15/3

    The books containing these verses are worthy of being BURNT!!

    *************

    “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” Mat 7/5

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    • D

      Way to prove how violent you supposedly aren’t. I’m all for the removal of Israel’s horribly racist laws against the muslim people, but frankly… maybe you deserve it if you act like this all the time. Maybe you need to smoke some hashish and just chill.

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  4. Sara

    Definition of “terrorist” is “anyone who disagrees with or is a threat to the united states or its closest allies.”
    The bigger the threat one is, the more effort to destroy his character and make him a public enemy.
    They are very good at what they do, subhanaAllah, but Allah is the best of planners and the Truth will always be just that.

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  5. ray

    hmmm….no muslims are terrorists. Because if they are terrorists then they cant be muslims.

    So whats the debate about again?

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