Terrorism label should not be linked to peaceful nature of Islam religion


Originally published in The Oshkosh Northwestern


Since we are all in the business of labeling things these days, let me begin with a couplet from Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet,” where Juliet, the protagonist, responds to her love Romeo, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Her angle was that names do not mean anything in the end because what something is will always be, regardless of what it’s called.

Terrorism causes death and destruction, regardless of where it comes from, and Islam stands on its own as a peaceful religion. Creating terms such as Islamic terrorism will never make Islam a …

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Ahmed Khan

Ahmed Khan received his BSc in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County and works as an IT Consultant in Oshkosh. He has published in various local and state newspapers and is an active member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America.

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