So, If Islam was inherently a violent religion, we would have 1400 years of violence. But we don’t. And Zakaria makes an excellent point, that we need to stop blaming “Islam..” but instead “some Muslims.” Religions, books, and ideas don’t commit violence. People do.
The Messenger of God was mercy to all of creation; to Muslim and non-Muslim; to young and old; to man and woman; to adult and child. He exemplified for us merciful acts and how to realize God’s mercy in our lives. He guided us to the etiquette and ethics of all we need to gain salvation in this life and the next, through submission to the word and command of God and realizing his word in our daily lives.