a follower to the religion of Islam, as Jews are to Judaism.
followers of a peaceful religion that unfortunately, due to a group of extremists, have been labelled as terrorists by ignorant people all over the world.
Muslims are from all over the globe with diverse ethnicity ranging from north americans (americans, canada) through to europeans (english, spanish, russian), asian (chinese, vietnamese, japanese), and australian and new zealanders.
due to the action of Muslim by name, ie Al-Qaeda (which a great number of Muslims would not call a muslim), Muslims has been stereotyped as terrorists.
and unfortunately, ignorant people has accepted the stereotypical view that Muslims are hostage taking, plane hijacking, suicide bombing arabs. whilst before the most recent histories such actions has been done over by other races and believers, for materialistic purpose (money).
and not to mention that terrorism done under the name of religion has been done over before by the crusaders. crusaders are a group of Christians who committed genocide on Muslims in spain under the name of Christianity, yet, no one really cared about it, or going on about how "evil" Christians are.
everything that these so-called muslims done in recent history has been done over by other races and other religion.
whilst some might be rational enough to explore more about Islam and Muslims under hate, what they shouldve done is explore under the need for knowledge. if these few numbers actually cared for understanding they would have understood that just as other religion's sacred writings, they are not to be taken literally. in previous definitions, war could mean the action of equalizing the spreading of the words of the Qur'an, to convert the followers of other faiths peacefully.
knowing the words is one thing, understanding them is another.
some of you might think of course religions try to convert people peacefully. this isn't true. there has been numerous attempts of conversion done by Christians (not trying to offend, but they are the most talked about), using force, kidnapping and force raping until the victim is no longer able to say no. (again, not to offend anyone, but to put forth examples that other faiths also has groups of blacksheeps)
if we were to talk of how a small part of a group examplifies what the group is like, american government would examplify how uncivilized and arrogant the american are. over recent history the american government has either been involved in wars that they have no reason to be in, using the fallacy of being a peacemaker, or terrorizing in other countries. vietnam, japan, iraq to name a few. when they weren't as involved in other conflicts, bosnia, ireland.
to stereotype Muslims is as idiotic as to stereotype america as a country of backwards.
also note that the media is also doing wrong by putting forth of acts of terrorism done only by muslims. an example would be how israel is robbing palestine of its land yet only a handful of media network would tell us so.
if the bombing were to occur in malaysia, taking down the twin towers, only a minority of americans would have cared so much, and it is doubtful that the media would have "hyped" the incident as much.