The following article was published by National Post, on Jan. 26, 2013

Genghis Khan was one of the most brutal rulers in history. One of they keys to his great conquests was his of horses in the battle field. But would you say that the Mongolian horses were evil, or that the way they were used was evil? It would be preposterous to say the horses were evil.

Well, crazy as it sounds, that’s what today’s media is doing.

Even though it’s clear that certain terrorists are using Islam as a vehicle to achieve their own evil desires, the media never fails to link them to Islam with Orwellian propagandist terms such as “Islamist (used 388 times in the last 12 months in National Post stories).”

As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which has been spreading the message of love and peach for over a century, I find it extremely disturbing when the media refers to any terrorists as “Islamic (used 534 times in the last 12 months in National Post stories).”

Islam is not evil, the way it is being used by these terrorists is evil. If Anders Breivik were Muslim, the headlines would’ve been smattered with references to Islam, yet not if he were of any other religion. We need to examine this troubling truth.

Uzaer Ahmed, Toronto



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