ISIS Ideology Is Not True To Islam, And These Imams Are Fighting Back

Leading Imams and scholars from Britain and Europe, from the third left, Imam Asim Hussain, Sarah Warrick, Dr Qari Muhammad Asim and Shaykh Ahmad Babikir hold up various versions, online and printed of the new magazine ‘Haqiqah’ which translates as ‘The Reality’ and is aimed young people and to counter extremist views from groups such as Islamic State, at its official launch in London, Thursday, March, 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Using a twisted version of Islam, the militant group Islamic State, or ISIS, has pushed online campaigns to attract youth to its bloody crusade in Syria and Iraq. Now a group of British imams and scholars is looking to “reclaim the Internet” with a new magazine aimed at shifting the conversation and spreading a message of truth.

Haqiqah, meaning “the truth” or “the reality” in Arabic, is a digital magazine created by Islamic scholars with the purpose of educating young people about the realities of extremism, according to its backers at Imams Online. The goal, they say, is to “drown out” the voices perpetuating violence.

“Someone has to reclaim that territory from ISIS, and that can only be imams: religious leaders who guide and nourish their community,” Qari Asim, senior editor at Imams Online, told the BBC. “But now that we live in a digital mobile world, some young people are not coming to the mosque so we must reach out to them -– and this is the Muslims’ contribution to combat radicalization on the net”…

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  • Tokenn

    Fascinating. So what’s their opinion on imposing Sharia in the West? Accepting freedom of speech even when it criticizes Islam and its Prophet? How do they feel about Israel? What do they have to say about respecting Judaism and Christianity [as well as other faiths] in Islamic nations? Normalizing human rights, including the right to apostacy in Islamic nations? The willing integration of Muslim immigrants in the West?

    Those are just the questions that occur to me off the top of my head… Others, anyone?

    • Icebow

      All muzz have a duty of apostasy.

    • eMan14

      What has taken them so long to mobilize?
      FGM, should it be permissible?
      The niqab and burka, should they be banned?
      Should homosexuals be put to death?
      What are there opinions of Halal food in our country?
      Should mosques be funded from governments for groups from outside the country?
      And yes.. there are more.

    • I call it taqqiya. It is their religious obligation to lie in favor of the spread of Islam. And that includes deceiving the the gullible kaffir.

      • Frances

        Rather think that, for these particular “religious leaders”, it’s the realization that their necks would be in peril should ISIL have any control over them.

      • Exile1981

        I think they realize isis is not still spreading and are moving towards the safe bet

    • Alain

      Very well put. Unless they are willing to give honest answers followed up by actions to those questions alone it matters not what they say about ISIS.

    • occupant 9

      This feels like someone trying to blow sunshine up my ass. From there I produce Unicorn farts to free the world from toil and taxes!

  • Zaba

    No amount of legitimacy will help islam.

    • winniec

      Legitimacy in Islam comes from the sword.

  • Icebow

    The non-taqiyya-ness is palpable, not.

  • BillyHW

    Isn’t it amazing that all these Imams and scholars had to leave all the muslim shithole countries and move to Christian countries in order to practice the “true” islam?

    • Alain

      Yes, funny that.

      • k1962

        Unfortunately not funny for us 🙁

  • cmh

    These do-gooders are the ones that are twisting Islam. They are committing apostasy. Or could we call it taqiyya?

  • bob e

    they are only talking about courts for domestic disputs. they say. not hand or head choppin’ the peaceful side of sharia .. like beating your wife

  • Dana Garcia

    “We’re the real experts here to tell you about the True Islam.”

    Zzzzzzzzzz.

  • pdxnag

    They would rather modify the dictionary than the koran, but only so as to speak with a forked tongue. The Muslim audience and the non-Muslim audience are treated to two distinctly different interpretations of Islam.

    Let the apostates who are repulsed by the inherent and immutable horrors of Islam address the non-Muslims. Let the people with forked tongues address their calls (against what is plainly in the koran) to Muslims.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The embarrassment of ISIS continues to metastasize and drown out dawa.

  • winniec

    Yes, ISIS wants Sharia and a caliphate and so do 65% of Muslims worldwide.
    Do you see a difference? I don’t see a difference.

  • Hktony

    Too mush talk these days even by the anti muslims. These are muslims and we know muzzies. Deport their arses to a desert and let them practice islam their . No more bullshit and lies.all muzzies and helpers deported!! I feel sick when I look at their beards and smug faces hiding death and hate.

  • Blacksmith

    Too little too late if it were true, I however believe it is a false flag, and lies.