Islam and Extremism
Talking about the dark side of Islam and presenting the true history is one of the most difficult things to do in today’s world. Even in secular states, people get offended. I do not know why everyone wants to avoid these truths. But to be honest we cannot ignore the darkest side of any religion.
Islam’s dark side today is the political ideology known as Islamism. A vast majority of 1.6 billion Muslim in the world today somewhat do not enjoy the freedom we have doesn’t appreciate the rule of law even democracy rather prefers the so called Shariah Law. A man made book and its shariah law is becoming progressively attractive for the Muslims today.
Every essential statement ever made about Islam should be weighed against the history of the religion. In everyday practice there is no true Islam, Still Muslim scholars are having disagreements to the practical meaning of jihad. But the world has seen today Jihad is the only fight today against enemies of Islam, and this fight eventually means a War against non Muslims. Terrorism is an unofficial word of Jihad in Islam today, and Muslim scholars defends it with a very sober meaning of fight or ‘sacred war’.
Extremists today gasping flame in the west claim to be Islamic reading the same holy Book that other muslim scholars defends as non violent. It seems clear that the terrorists of our age who commit these horrible act has reached the hisghest form of piety, and other muslim scholars says they have terribly misunderstood their own sacred texts. This proves the confusion of this religion which is spreading hate or call to war