At first sight the Koran appears to justify violence and terror.
On reflection, however, it is similar to the Bible.
The Bible can also be read to justify violence and terror.
As we are selective of the passages we read in the Bible so should we be selective of the passages we read in the Koran.
If we read the Koran in the same way as we read the Bible - editing out the violence and punishment - there is much to be learned from both the Koran and the Bible.
We should be looking at the positive teachings of Islam as we do with Christianity.
We should not let our fear take over.