We all keep saying that Islam is a religion of peace and it reproaches terrorism and extremism and all its manifestations. Today, Islam is being demonized because of misuse of freedom of expression by media and we stand at a cross road which is seeing a historic showdown between Christianity and Islam. Candidly, there are extremists in all religion, the Buddhist radicals in Japan and Myanmar, anti-Semitism and Latino groups in US, Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in India, Israeli onslaughts on Palestine and Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka, all have been ignored while discussing terrorism and only Islam is being height lighted. It is time to see Islam and terrorism as two opposites, and we all (Muslims) should openly claim that anyone following the extremist groups is not Muslim. We should launch a collective campaign against terrorism and the enemies of Islam who spread propaganda.

ADNAN IQBAL,

Karachi, April 14.