Terrorism & Violence

Terrorism & Violence


I was Saddam's Prisoner, by Abu Jameel
Brother Abu Jameel's account of being detained in the prisons of Saddam's Ba'thist Regme.

Islam and the question of violence, by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Definition of violence in Islam, its role in Islamic Law, and whether Islam condones violence.

Tales from the Tigris riverbank robert-fisk.com, by Robert Fisk, Baghdad
Saleh Mohamed Fawzi is a ferryman and his life story is the story of Iraq. He talks to Robert Fisk as they journey through Baghdad.
Extract:
"Our Imam Ali said that a man is either our brother in religion or our brother in humanity and we believe this. You must live with all men in perfect peace. You don't need to fight him or kill him. You know something; Islam is a very easy religion, but some radicals make it difficult. We are against anyone who is killing or kidnapping foreigners. This is not the Muslim way. The Grand Marjas (religious teachers) have told us this."

Towards a Definition of Terrorism, by Ayatullah Muhammad Ali Tashkiri
What is terrorism? Why does it happen? Islamic response to terrorism and oppression in the world.