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5 “tools” used to promote Islamic extremism
Certain Islamic preachers are perpetuating harmful narratives to promote a dogmatic, intolerant extreme form of Islam to young Muslims. Find out how.
Raqqa: The city of ghosts
Raqqa was overtaken by ISIS yet one group of men risked their lives to spread the truth to the world...
A Simple Path Made Difficult – Advice for Muslim Sisters
Hi everyone. Inspired by previous discussions, the lovely Ashley from Muslimah According to Me asked me to write a guest post on her blog about moderation and extremism in Islam. Here’s my thoughts and experiences. Take a look!
Salaam everyone! Today I am jumping back in with a guest post from my dear sister Liz, who blogs over at www.voiceofsalam.wordpress.com.
Firsly, I highly recommend you go check out her blog! She writes about current events, her personal experiences as a revert, and other topics that need to be brought up in our communities. I love her strong point of view, and I always look forward to reading her posts!
Today’s guest post is actually kind of a substitute for another post I was dragging my feet on, but I daresay I like this one better! I was planning on writing the post I mentioned in my last post on different homogenising pressures within the community, but then I got to talking to Liz about these kinds of things and it turns out she has just as much to say about it as me!
So she kindly agreed…
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Gender, colour, faith: Tell Mama reveals the shocking truth about hate crime in the UK
I speak to Tell Mama about the rise in hate crime following the EU referendum and the recent series of terrorist attacks in Europe
If you think violent jihad is the answer, read on…
A simple reminder of a simple message...
True Islam – an insight into the global peace campaign with Salaam Bhatti
What Islam and the True Islam campaign is all about and how you can help!
Research Shows ISIS and Boko Haram Don’t Know Anything About Islam
ISIS and Boko Haram are two of the world’s most notorious “radical Islamic groups.” You’ll rarely – if ever – hear about these groups without also seeing terms like Islam, Muslim, radical, jihad, Quran, extremism, and so on. ISIS and Boko Haram, we are told, represent “Islamic values” intertwined with a political dimension. New documents, however, show that “members of ISIS don’t know squat about Islam.”
The Associated Press has analyzed over 3,000 questionnaires filled out by ISIS recruits. It turns out that this “radical Islamic group” is full of “Muslims” who don’t know anything about Islam. Hareetz reports:
At the height of ISISs drive for foot soldiers in 2013 and 2014, typical followers included the group of Frenchman who went bar-hopping with the recruiter back home, the recent European convert who now hesitantly describes himself as gay, and two Britons who ordered “The Koran for…
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True Islam – 11 reasons why ISIS does not represent Islam
Why ISIS does not represent Islam
From war-torn Syria to Spain – An interview with asylum seeker Khaled
An insight into life inside Syria and the brutal conflict