ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Islamic terrorism

Okay, so imagine you have a group of people who believe in a certain way of life and religion called Islam. Just like how you have friends who believe in different things or like different things, these people have their own beliefs and preferences. However, some of these people believe that if they don’t agree with others or if others don’t agree with them, they should use violence or force to make things the way they want them to be. This is called terrorism.

So Islamic terrorism is when a group of people who share the Islamic religion use violence to try and get what they want or to try and scare others into doing what they want. It’s important to remember that not all Islamic people are terrorists, just like not all people who like certain things are bad. But it’s also important to be aware of the people who do use violence and to try and prevent them from hurting others.