Islam meaning peace is really areligion of peace as the persons who is the founder of this religion was one who spread the message of peace, brotherhood, patience. Yes i agree that some extremists have used the teachings of this peaceful religion for their purposes wrongly but it does not mean that all the muslims are of this nature.
When we study the life of history of prophet Muhammad, the founder of islam, he set the standards for people coming after him, he forgave his worst enemies at the time of conquering makkah, he forgave the one who ate up his uncle''s lever, he forgave the one who tried to kill him when he was sleeping, he forgave the one who threw garrbage on him and when she was ill looked after her and fetched water for her.
i shall keep on trying to show you people the true picture of islam its just a glims.
Please also see WWW.Alislam.org