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By Saulat Pervez
I recently attended a library event highlighting Muslim heritage where a gentleman asked, “Would you say that the acts of ISIS represent true Islam and that the rest of the billion-plus Muslim population is in fact deviating from the actual teachings of Muhammad?”
When the coordinator responded with a firm, “No,” the man looked at her doubtfully. He shook his head when others in the group also denied this assertion.
Personally, I found the question truly eye-opening. So many individuals, Muslims and non-Muslims, often point out that terrorists who affiliate themselves with Islam are a tiny minority, whereas the vast majority of 1.6 billion Muslims across the world are peace-loving, compassionate, law-abiding people. [Read more…]