Americans in particular but others as well need to stop letting the media, politicians, and society in general brainwash them into believing through repeated assertions as truth that Islam is a propensity towards violence and most Muslims are unjustly violent people.
Brainwash: to make people believe only what you want them to believe by continually telling them that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching them. (Cambridge Dictionary)
The roughly 1.8 billion Muslims throughout the world have absolutely nothing to do with unjust violence in terms of their religion and in general as both the Qur’an and statistics overwhelmingly prove.
2:256 There is no compulsion in religion: true guidance has become distinct from error, so whoever rejects false gods and believes in God has grasped the firmest hand-hold, one that will never break. God is all hearing and all knowing.
Arabic: لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ ۖ قَد تَّبَيَّنَ الرُّشْدُ مِنَ الْغَيِّ ۚ فَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِالطَّاغُوتِ وَيُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَىٰ لَا انفِصَامَ لَهَا ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
4:135 O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.
Arabic: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ ۚ إِن يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَىٰ بِهِمَا ۖ فَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَىٰ أَن تَعْدِلُوا ۚ وَإِن تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا
2:208 O you who have believed, enter into peacefulness, the whole (of you), and do not ever follow the steps of As-shaytan**; (The all-vicious, i.e., the Devil) surely he is an evident enemy to you.
Arabic: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
2:205 When he leaves, he sets out to spread corruption in the land, destroying crops and live-stock
God does not like corruption.
Arabic: وَإِذَا تَوَلَّىٰ سَعَىٰ فِي الْأَرْضِ لِيُفْسِدَ فِيهَا وَيُهْلِكَ الْحَرْثَ وَالنَّسْلَ ۗ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْفَسَادَ
99.3% of all terrorist attacks in Europe from 2007–2014 were perpetrated by non-Muslims according to Europoll.
According to the FBI 94% of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States from 1980–2005 have been by non-Muslims.
Even if Muslims carried out every terrorist attack world-wide since 1970, all 140,000+ of them, those terrorists would still only constitute 0.00009% of all Muslims.
Note: Every verse quoted herein is being referenced generally in a comparative type manner on the subject being discussed. No intent is being made to take the Qur’an out of context or to distort its meaning. For the entire Chapter (Surah) please visit our Qur’an page.