Averting Islamophobia

The Koran contains passages, which espouse peace and comity. It is theses passages, perhaps, that have enabled Presidents Bush and Obama, and several foreign political leaders, to mistakenly declare Islam a religion of peace. The Koran also contains passages which call for world domination and which espouse violence, mayhem, and even murder as the required and current action for the promotion and protection of Islam, and its objectives. The direct effect of these verses is reported daily in our news media. In Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, in dozens of other countries, more recently in France, acts of violence, mayhem, and murder are being carried out, in the name of Allah. While many, if not most Muslims do not ascribe to this behavior, it cannot be denied that Islam propagates a significant, controlling minority of those whose religious zealotry and savagery, denies the peoples of the world, Muslim and non- Muslim alike, peace in our time.