Recently, 3 gunmen slayed 12 people in a terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper in Paris, France. The attacks were carried out in retaliation for a cartoon that satirized the militant leader of the Islamic State. Charlie Hebdo was also bombed in 2011 in retaliation for a satirization of the Prophet Muhammed.
It seems that Islam gets a “bad rep” as a religion due to the actions of extremists in the name of Allah even though those actions appear politically motivated. What are some positive action steps that could be taken if Muslims wanted to show the peaceful side of their beliefs?
What are some positive, peaceful actions that we as a society can show each other in order to maintain our freedom of press?