Since the 9/11 terrorist attack, terrorism has been associated with Islam and Muslims were seen as the root cause of all evils in the world. But isn't the very idea of linking terrorism with religion is sheer nonsense? No follower or believer of religion believes in bloodbath. May be Islam has a history soaked in bloody wars. That doesn't mean Islam is a bloody religion or its followers are blood thirsty. Followers of any religion, Christianity or Hinduism, can become war mongers. Religion has nothing to do with criminal acts.
Though such attitudes of Islamophobia can't be justified, it is true, the perpetrators of each terrorist attack claimed to be Muslims or the blind followers of the religion. Even they want a country of their own to establish their form of government based on Islam. Which means, they have evolved a new kind of Islam, to put the world in perennial fear. So who wants such a religion or who wants followers of Islam to choose the path of violence?
But how did they become so powerful? Who is funding them? Who is providing them with warfare? Is there any logic in calling terrorists misusing a religion as Islamists? If tomorrow terrorists arise come from Christianity or Hinduism or any other religious faith, how do we address them - Christianists and Hinduists!
Terrorism has no religion. It is a challenge upon the existence of harmony and peace in the world. A threat to the entire humanity. Put the Huntington theory in the back burner and unite to wipe the Daesh out forever.
The hesitance of global powers to address terrorism as terrorism means they knew how terror groups based on Islam is rising up in different parts of the world.
So shun these terrorists as terrorists and stop seeing them as Islamic terrorists and Islamists.