Originally Published in The Dallas Morning News
It is hardly a fair and accurate assessment to say Islam — a religion of over 1 billion followers — has “a penchant for murder.”
While an extremely vocal minority commits violent and inexcusable acts, they do not reflect the beliefs of the overwhelming majority of Muslims – nor of Islam. Their actions find prohibition both in the Quran and the Sunnah.
I am a Muslim-American and have written dozens of letters and articles condemning such violence, in addition to providing strong rebuttal to the beliefs and actions of this vocal minority across the Muslim world.
Labeling Islam a murderous religion is unfair and unsubstantiated. It is just as outrageous as labeling America a murderous nation because we have one of the highest homicide rates among developed nations.
Azhar Hussain, Plano