1Sahil B = ""Roy Bonisteel: Another image we have is of the Ayatollah and we associate Islam with terrorism. Is terrorism Islamic? Aga Khan: It certainly isn't. Unfortunately it is a part of our modern life and in fact it is also part of our history. But it is prevalent in Western Europe, it is prevalent in South America. It takes religious expressions, it takes economic expressions. I don't think one should, in all honesty, look at terrorism as being an Islamic force. I don't think it is in any way an Islamic force. It is an expression of other forces which may seek at times to use Islam as one of the binding ingredients. Just as I think other terrorists forms in Western Europe for example, do the same thing; the I.R.A. can hardly be expressive of the Catholic Church and yet it calls itself a Catholic movement. So I think we have to be careful not to attach to the term terrorism a religion connotation 'par excellence.' That there are elements in those forces of terrorism which may seek legitimacy from a faith, is something which is worldwide not specific to the Islamic world." His Highness the Aga Khan's 1986 CBC interview with Roy Bonisteel (Canada)"