Terror In The Name Of Religion

3265 words - 14 pages

Religion causes terror which means it creates fear among people. This statement may be agreeable to many extents if one sees the present chaos of the world. Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam all emerged with the purpose to bring peace in the society and to solve economic, social, political and cultural trials and tribulations of the people. Like other religions, Islam aimed to bring peace in the society, but circumstances and misinterpretations made people to consider it as a religion of terrorism. Islam is not a violent religion, yet it is associated with terrorism and violence because of sectarian divisions and misrepresentation of teachings.

One of the main reasons of defamation of Islam is sectarian. Islam did not establish with various sects or divisions rather it emerged as a religion with one God and no sects. Today Islam has various divisions and sects like Sunni, Shia, Wahabi and other extreme groups like Al-Qaeda, Taliban. The Prophet Muhammad (sm) spread Islam to establish an egalitarian society. The religion aimed to establish a peaceful society based on unity. There were no sects in Islam, but today in this modern Islamic world sects like Sunni, Shia, Sufi and many more seems to give us a deteriorated image of Islam. Like other religions Islam also got corrupted and people today are using religion as a weapon to gain their benefits. Islam experienced its first sectarian after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (sm) for succession. The division resulted in the emergence of two divisions Sunni and Shia. According to the people of Sunni group it is believed that the true successor after the demise of Prophet Muhammad (sm) should be Abu Bakr, father of the Prophet’s wife Aysha while Shiites’ people believes that the true successor should be Ali, husband of Prophet’s daughter Fatima. The two sects of Islam still have various conflicts and this internal dispute is creating chaos in the Muslim world.
Actually, Islam today is comprised of numerous sects and divisions with corrupted values and teachings which were not being preached by Prophets. Sects may completely not be a negative issue, but wrong ideologies that are being established in the sects are creating hindrances in the Muslim world. Sectarian is causing defamation in Islam and creating various problems in the socio-economic condition of the Islamic society. The author Ely states,
The numerous religious, political, socio-economic and sometimes ethnic conflicts between Sunni and Shia communities throughout the Muslim world impact on the behavior of the more radical organizations and also the supportive states players, which can use these conflicts for ideologies tactical reasons to increase the solidarity with allied groups (Sunni-Shia Divide).

Therefore, political, socio-economic, ethnic dispute impacts on the behavior of the radical organizations and also create conflicts for ideologies and theories. Thus in spite of having shared belief system still because of...

Find Another Essay On Terror in the Name of Religion

The Trail of Terror in Pilot Knob

787 words - 4 pages It was a beautiful Saturday around 3:30 p.m. Me being an avid runner, I thought the temperature was absolutely perfect for a jaunt through Pilot Knob. I hop out of my vehicle with anticipation of a relaxing jog, and I walk my way to the serene trail. Little did I know I was on my way to the trail of terror. It was about 3:15, and I was set on going for my jog. I grabbed my ipod and blue water bottle, and was set to go! When I arrived in my ‘96

The Crusades in the Name of God

2605 words - 10 pages that operated together to create a climate of religious fervor to fight for the name of God. Power, piety, zeal, determination are words we can use to define some of the reasons that drove men to establish a war with another race of people, in which little was known. The Crusades are a story as much about the nature of man as they are the nature of politics and religion. The religious reasons led to social and economic ramifications that changed

Sacrifices in the Name of Love

1063 words - 5 pages aristocracy and their obliviousness to the coming change. The novel has many themes, however among those the most important is the theme of sacrifice. Many characters sacrifice things but the following are the major selfless acts done in the name of love. Charles Darnay’s choice to give up his family’s wealth and nobility, Mrs. Pross’ sacrifice of her ability to hear, and Sydney Carton’s sacrifice of life all support Dicken’s theme of sacrifice for

In the Name of (Polish Film)

2843 words - 11 pages Teddy GargiuloPolish 150Professor Underhill9 May 2014In The Name Of……In the name of the Father, The Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. In the name of repression. In the name of denial. In the name of conformity. In the name of withholding your true desires, because you are already taken, taken by God. In the name of priesthood, we ask you to uphold your celibacy. In the name of the laws of Catholicism, we call on you to repent for

Animal Abuse in the name of Science

1018 words - 4 pages Millions of animals each year are used in product testing, medical and education experimentation. The animals are put through medical procedures and made to perform different acts all in the name of science. Although medical research has developed many treatments and cures to disease, the suffering and long term effects by animals during this experimentation is inhumane, cruel and often leads to the death of the animal. [IdeaConnection

Terror In The Night

759 words - 3 pages ?', she yelled.But there was no reply. Jess stopped and went back to the frontdoor. To her surprise the boys had vanished and there was nosign of them. Fine she thought to herself at least it saves twomore chocolate bars for me.Suddenly Jess heard a voice but she didn't know what it saidor where it was coming from. 'Is somebody there?', Jessinquired taking a huge gulp at the same time. 'Yeah me',replied the voice in a strong tone. Arggghhhhh Jess

The Reign Of Terror

922 words - 4 pages Torture, fear, executions, horror, political and social changes…. these are just a few terms that come to mind when people think of the Reign of Terror. France was in the middle of a political and social revolution and wanted all citizens against this movement to be destroyed. Drastic measures such as mass killings and legal actions were taken to rid the country of these enemies, thus beginning the Reign of Terror. There were many reasons as to

The Reign of Terror

1037 words - 4 pages The Reign of Terror was a time during the French Revolution hundreds of thousands of people were executed by various means: guillotine, shot, and drowned. The Committee of Public Safety, lead by Maximilien de Robespierre, were in charge of these executions, and with the job of finding anti-revolutionaries forces. Many thought that what Robespierre was doing would just lead to a greater anti-revolution movement, which would in turn increase the

The Reign Of Terror

1462 words - 6 pages highwayman. The guillotine was also used in Scotland, England, and many other European countries. During the French Revolution, there were many important events that led up to the Reign of Terror, during which people were looking for a more efficient means of execution.The revolution in France happened for many reasons. First, France was in a financial crisis; it was on the verge of becoming bankrupt. The country went into debt after helping to

The Reign Of Terror

4223 words - 17 pages The Reign of Terror      History is said to be written by the winners, but is it possible to rewrite history? In a way, the French, like many who have preceded them, and many who will proceed them have done the impossible, rewriting history. From trivial folklore, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, to the incredibly wrong, the African slave trade; people's views of history can be shaped and molded. The French have

The Causes of Terror

1079 words - 4 pages simple, yet multifaceted theology of hate and bias. More prejudice than actual hate. People are taught to associate with one kind, and to fear others. Terror is an emotional feeling of extreme fear, generally caused by another person holding power, naiveness, and the use of force toward another person.In Martin Luther King Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail he strongly supports his belief, it is important to establish hope for those in need and

Similar Essays

In The Name Of God Essay

1090 words - 5 pages discovery led many Spaniards to the new world with the intention of settling the lands but eventually this was the start of devastating of cultures, human populations and traditions. Using power and coercion they spread fear and destruction in the aim of gaining wealth, social precedence and Christian conversion. The justification for the massacres of the indigenous people in the name of religion was no more than greed to gold, fame and status. The

In The Name Of Science Essay

1578 words - 7 pages inconclusive results that have been produced (Dosomething.org). It is wrong to harm these animals to further our own desires. I can safely say that a majority of the public who might support animal testing would be against any harm coming to their pets. So why does it suddenly become morally acceptable when we stand to gain something? Therein lays the moral injustice in animal testing and what we, as people, are willing to accept in the name of science

In The Name Of Caesar Essay

676 words - 3 pages , they both wanted to control the crowd, they were friends with Caesar, and they were Roman Senators. Both speeches had a different objective. They were given to honor the name of Caesar. Brutus truly did love Caesar, but he loved Rome more, as he said in his speech. Antony spoke with more passion and used evidence. He talked about his love for Caesar and didn't speak negatively of him. If Brutus was less vague during his speech, spoke with passion and used persuasive devices that Antony used, maybe things would have turned for the better rather than worse.

Use Of Terror In The French Revolution

1092 words - 4 pages the Committee of Public Safety, took control of France and executed king Louis XVI. Robespierre had a vision of a new France where everyone was equal. In order to reach his goal of completely reconstructing France, Robespierre unleashed a campaign of terror. Terror was used to enforce his revolutionary ideas, but the radicalization eventually lead to the downfall of Maximilian Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety. Maximillian