Islam Perceived From Religious-Radicalism Discourse

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Many non-Muslims in the West perceived Islam as a religion closely linked with radicalism, especially after the tragedy of the bombing at the World Trade Center on 11st September 2001, which was followed by a series of bomb explosions in a number of countries. Although the assumption, to some extent, is understandable, the view is, of course, not entirely true. Despite the fact that there is a small group of radical people in Muslim society, the majority of Muslims are in the opposite position against them. In addition, if we examine in depth, Islam does not tolerate any radical action. It is a religion of love which strongly encourages its followers to do the best to others, including to all non-Muslims. This article offers alternative solution to minimize the negative effect of radicalism through a so-called „deradicalization‟.