Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 

As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 

So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”

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The planning of The Almighty is better for you than your own planning, and He could deprive you from what you ask to test your patience. So let Him see from you a determined patience and you will soon see from Him what will give you joy. And when you have cleaned the paths of answering (supplication) from the stains of sin and have been patient about what He has chosen for you, then everything that happens to you is better for you whether you were given or deprived of what you have requested.
—  Ibn Al-Jawzee

anonymous said:

What are your thoughts/response to this. Someone on my Facebook posted an info-graphic: "Nobody thinks that these people are representative of Christians" (picture of Ku Klux Klan). Followed by, "So why do so many think these people are representative of Muslims?" (picture of ISIS/Hamas). I can't help but feel this person is a ridiculously naive, left wing, wet fish. In no way am I racist, and I treat everyone I meet with respect and honesty, but WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE?

Can everyone please stop fucking acting like Islam is a race? It’s not. Do not be afraid to criticise an ideology. You wouldn’t be afraid to criticise Nazism would you? No. Be brave and stand up to them.

Anyway, thanks for the message :) I agree with you, there is absolutely no equivalence here. These people who are demonising Christians (and bringing up centuries old religious conflicts to do so) forget that Christians aren’t the ones beheading people and torturing them. They aren’t the ones forcing women to be second-class citizens. They aren’t the ones who believe that terrorism is acceptable and justified. They aren’t the ones who want to slaughter the Jews. Christianity has moved past the barbarism of the past, and has consistently denounced it for 2,000 years. After 1,400 years of conquest, slavery, rape, slaughter and oppressive policies, Islam has not.