Islam and Terror
If there was no Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaida, if 9/11 and other acts had not occurred, would the USA be sitting passively within its borders, arms folded? There is no need to be an expert on the subject; anybody who follows international affairs and is able to evaluate them without being misled by appearances certainly knows the answer to this question.
Global powers who seek to justify global imperialism have attempted to make a direct connection between Muslims and terror, going so far as linking the Islamic faith with terror. The discourses cited in response generally do not go beyond a stereotypical, dry, defensive rhetoric such as: Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, not one that legitimises terror.
Ahmet Özel, known for his works on Islamic jurisprudence [fiqh], argues in this publication why Islam should not be labelled as a religion which legitimises terror through his analysis of the concept of terror according to a classical understanding of Islamic texts. He also explores who holds responsibility for creating Western public opinion and their reasons for promoting the notion of Islam as a terrorist religion.