Islam and Terrorism
I was quite honored when the Christian Coalition of America invited me to be part of this symposium on Islam. My subject is “Islam and Terrorism.”
To begin with, I have to define the word “terrorism”. According to Reader’s Digest Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary, the word terrorism means: “the use of terror, violence and intimidation to achieve a political end. To coerce or maintain control by intimidation or fear.” (p. 1707-1708)
By this definition, we might ask: “Are Islam and terrorism related to each other?” To answer this question correctly, we have to understand the Two Phases of Islam.