Islam is a major faith in the world. Like any other faith, it can be abused. Right now, Islam is being abused by those who use it as a justification for terrorism. For whatever reason, Islam does have a large percentage of adherents who want a strictly religious (and in Western eyes medieval) society run by religious law.
I do not really see how we can give an opinion on this. I think that Islam is just as valuable as a religion as any other. Islam is not a violent religion. We should all try to learn tolerance.
for me i would say that Islam is a way of life.