Nothing in Islam leads to terrorism or suicide bombings, nor has it ever part of the ethos of Islam’s 1400 years of history and traditions. This is a modern day aberration among a few extremists who have taken terrorism as a means for fighting personal wars. Suicide is strongly prohibited in Islam because no one has the right to take away the life that God has given, except God Himself. Committing terrorist acts, which kill innocent civilians, is also prohibited, even during war, especially against women, children, old people, and religious people such as monks and nuns. Even the cutting down of trees, killing animals, and destroying infrastructure are forbidden. In Islam, one can only fight a “just war”, which is fought in self-defense, not as an act of aggression and is to be between two groups of military personnel, not with civilians.