The Grand Mufti of Egypt, who is widely respected by Muslims world-wide, has launched a campaign to challenge efforts by extremists in Syria and Iraq to brand themselves “Islamic State”.
His social media campaign wants to persuade the media to use “al-Qaeda Separatists in Iraq and Syria” or QSIS to avoid lending authority to the jihadists.
The Grand Mufti, Shawki Allam said that the extremists violated all Islamic principles and laws and that the group was a danger to Islam.
Updated 26 August 2014
Reading that 70% of the UK population are frightened of Jihadi terrorists isn’t surprising given the activities of extremists terrorising people in the name of their religion Islam.
We have Boko Haram determined to deny women an education, Isis murdering non-Muslims in the most horrific ways, not to mention allegations of their victims being trafficked into slavery or the sex trade, and kids with guns beheading people.
These fundamentalists don’t accept that people can hold different beliefs and adopt a “convert or be killed” policy. You can also be killed if you are the wrong kind of Muslim (90% of the 11 million Muslims killed since 1948 were killed by other Muslims)
Marrying outside your religion is asking to be murdered. So called “honour killing” is a world-wide phenomenon.
Horrific yet where are the protests? Why aren’t Muslims marching in the streets saying “not in our name“?
As the philosopher Edmund Burke said “The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing”
By their deafening silence you wonder where their sympathies lie and it makes you wonder if there are any moderate muslims.
NB I haven’t used an image with this post as I usually do. There are thousands out there but they either glorify what these extremists are doing or are scenes of death and torture.