A person/group of people suffering from the ignorance of the world. The terrorists that claim to follow the religion of Islam are known as extremists for a reason - they take every word to the worst extreme. And it must also be pointed out that not all terrorists are muslims. Terrorism
is defined as the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear. Can this not be applied to religious persecution, to the holocaust, to practically any historic tragedy that was born from harmful religious/political/theoretic ideals?
A muslim is a human being following a religion that they feel will guide them to an enlightened life, just like a Catholic or a Bhuddist or a Hindu to their respective beliefs. A muslim is a person that is not automatically connected to modern day terrorist attacks, and should not be treated as such.
A muslim is a person, not a generalized stereotype based off of cowardly fear and ignorance.