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Anti-Terrorism

Terrorism cannot be justified under any valid interpretation of the Islamic faith. Muslim scholars speak out against terrorism in all its forms, and offer explanations of misinterpreted teachings.
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What does the Quran say about terrorism?
What does Islam's holy book teach about peace, war, and violence? Does the Qur'an condone terrorism done in Allah's name?

Work with Mainstream Muslims to Defeat Extremism
Parvez Ahmed explains the importance of including mainstream Muslims in the fight against extremism and terrorism.

U.S. Muslim Religious Council Issues Fatwa Against Terrorism
In July 2005, a leading Muslim religious council in North America issued a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) against terrorism

FAQ: Are there verses of the Quran that condone "killing the infidel"?
Aren't there some verses in the Qur'an that condone "killing the indifel"? How are these verses to be interpreted in light of modern-day terrorism?

Not in the Name of Islam
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has recently launched an online petition that denounces violence committed in the name of Islam. Sign the petition today, in an effort to disassociate the faith of Islam from terrorist acts.

The Qur'an on Terrorism
What does Islam's holy book say about peace, war, and violence? Muslims claim that their faith promotes justice, peace, and freedom. Critics of the faith (and some Muslims themselves) cite verses from the Qur'an that seem to promote violent, armed warfare. How can these different images be reconciled?

Suicide Bombers in Islam
Why do they do it, and what does Islam say about their actions?

Muslim Condemnations of 9/11
The inhuman attacks of September 11 were condemned in the strongest terms by virtually all Islamic leaders, organizations, and countries.

Words of Hope After 9/11
"If we can one day say that anything positive came out of this tragedy, it will be, I think, that it brought all Americans closer together and bridged some sort of understanding of the unknown which was once foreign and once frightening."

Cat Stevens Sings for Peace
Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) has avoided the limelight, and has not performed his old songs publicly in over twenty years. That is, until The Concert for New York City following the 9/11 attacks, during which he offered a beautiful a cappella performance of his old hit song, "Peace Train."

Backlash Fears Realized: A Report
A full report of post-9/11 backlash incidents compiled and published by the Council on American Islamic Relations. They documented 1717 incidents of violence, threats, and bias in the first six months alone. The report also highlights the positive: the American Muslim community's assistance in 9/11 relief and law enforcement efforts, and support offered to Muslims by Americans of other faiths.

Holy Land Foundation Shut Down
In late 2001, one of the largest Islamic charitable organizations in the U.S. was shut down amidst accusations that the group provides support to the Palestinian group Hamas.

More Islamic Charities Shut Down
U.S. officials raided and shut down two more major Islamic charitable organizations in late 2001, in a widening investigation of terrorist funding.

Government Raids American Muslim Institutions
In 2002, a coalition of government agencies raided the homes and offices of some of the most respected, and respectable, Islamic leaders and institutions in the U.S. in an anti-terrorism witch-hunt.

Statement of Enaam Arnaout
Statement from the head of Benevolence International Foundation: "The plea agreement entered into today is an acknowledgment by the government that neither Mr. Arnaout nor BIF ever provided any support to al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or any other terrorist organization."

Benevolence Int'l Chief Pleads Guilty
The head of Benevolence International Foundation has admitted to having spent some of the group's money on material support for fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya, without the knowledge of the Muslims who generously donated to the organization.

Muslim Victims of 9/11 Attack
Many Muslims worked in the World Trade Center towers, or were passengers on the airplanes that were hijacked in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Find a list of Muslim victims of September 11th, 2001.

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