But Western media has been trying hard over recent years, since September 11 attacks on the United States nearly 6 years ago in particular, to assert the opposite, linking Muslim communities worldwide to terrorism and terror groups, as if every Muslim is a terrorist.
A recent U.S. survey entitled 'Terror Free Tomorrow' found that the large majority of Muslims across the world reject terrorism.
The survey found that 86% Pakistanis, 81 percent Bangladeshis and 74 percent Indonesians reject terrorism.
The survey, the finding of which was described as "surprising", showed that 46 percent U.S. nationals and Europeans reject terrorism, while 24 percent said that terror attacks are "sometimes justified".
Even supporters of Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda network, blamed by the United States for 9/11 attacks, "most overwhelmingly approved of specific American actions in their own countries".
According to the survey, "In truth, the common enemy is violence and terrorism, not Muslims any more than Christians or Jews. Whether recruits to violent causes join gangs in Los Angeles or terrorist cells in Lahore, the enemy is the violence they exalt. America's goal, in partnership with Muslim public opinion, should be to defeat terrorists by isolating them from their own societies.
"The most effective policies to achieve that goal are the ones that build on our common humanity. And we can start by recognizing that Muslims throughout the world want peace as much as Americans do."
Public opinion surveys in the U.S. and European states, according to Christian Science Monitor, prove that half of Westerners associate Islam and Muslims with violence and terrorism.
"When the West wrongly attributes radical views to all of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, it perpetuates a myth that has the very real effect of marginalizing critical allies in the 'war on terror'", says the Christian Science Monitor.
The U.S. policies following 9/11 have dramatically affected attitudes toward the United States as well as the Muslim world, which encompasses a band of countries stretching from Western Africa to the Southern Philippines as well as diaspora communities throughout the globe.
In the wake of September 11 attacks on the United States, which were followed by two U.S. wars on two Islamic countries, Afghanistan and then Iraq, U.S. leaders developed a strategy toward the Muslim world that divides the Muslim nations into two groups, either with or against the U.S.'s so-called war against terrorism.
States that approve of the American President's claimed drive to root out terrorism in the world are considered allies, and those who don't are labeled "U.S. enemies" as well as enemies of "Democracy" and supporters of terrorism.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16