Editor, the Gauntlet,
Some people who say they are acting in the name of religion may misunderstand their religion or wrongly practice it. Islam, as described in the Koran, is a modern, enlightened, progressive religion. All unnecessary acts of violence and unjust aggression are forbidden by Islam.
The Koran orders people to be dignified, modest, trustworthy, kind, faithful, mature and responsive. On that account, the duty of a believer is to apply these superior principles that Allah has decreed.
A Muslim educated in the fine moral teaching of the Koran approaches everyone with the love that Islam expects. He shows respect for every idea. A Muslim lends beauty to the world and improves it. In societies composed of individuals such as this, there will be a higher civilization, a higher social morality, more joy, happiness, justice, security, abundance and blessings than in the most modern nations of the world today.
To state briefly, the religion of Islam and the moral teaching of the Koran are not the supporters of terrorism or the terrorists. Islam is a religion that came down to offer humanity a life filled with the peace and well-being which God's eternal mercy and compassion manifested in the world.
I am now aware of a Web site, www.islamdenouncesterrorism.com. In my opinion, everyone should take a look at it as it explains the Muslim's real thoughts about Islam.