One local Muslim, Mohamed Salih, is clear in his feelings toward the Muslim man who allegedly went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood last week. He deserves to be at the "bottom of the biggest hell," Salih said.

There is a misconception among many non-Muslims that Islam, the religion that Muslims follow, encourages hate and violence. Really, it teaches the opposite, he said.

"(Violence) has no place in this religion," he said. "There is no god out there that would accept killing innocent people."

And while non-Muslims can misunderstand Islam, so too can Muslims themselves.

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