Muslim World League calls for awareness among youth about evils of extremism

By WordForPeace.com Young people must be fully aware of the true meanings of Islamic texts and understand their purposes, to protect youths and counter the suspicions, allegations and corrupt interpretations of Islam that have been promoted by extremists for a long time in a number of countries in the region. The call came from Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, in a speech during the presentation of the Abdullah bin Bader Al-Swaidan Award for Excellence in the Eastern Province. Al-Issa said that the award…

Refuting the Jihadist Interpretation of Surah Nisa-Verse: 89

By Maulana Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqui www.WordForPeace.com One of the verses the extremists quote for calling their ideological followers to fight against the ‘disbelievers’ including the non-Wahhabi Muslims is the verse 89 of Surah Al-Nisa. However by doing so, they are greatly violating the Quran. Let’s see and behold! Allah Almighty says, “They (the hypocrites) wish that you reject faith as they have rejected (faith) and thus you all become equal (like one another). So do not make friends with (any of) them until they emigrate in the way of Allah. Then, if…

No Religious Sanctity On the War Cry of ‘Ghazwatul Hind’ In Kashmir: Giving terrorism a veneer of religion is self-deception

By  By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi www.wordforpeace.com Eisa Fazili, the slain ISIS sympathizer in Kashmir-young gullible student of the B Tech (IT) who joined militant ranks-warned the Ulema:“One day they have to show their faces to Allah who will punish them for failing in their duties to give a call for Jihad fi Sabilillah (armed struggle in the path of Allah)”. But what Fazili and his likes of the radicalized Kashmiri youths fail to do is reason with themselves: when the Ulema— of any sect (Maslak) or any school of jurisprudence…

Islam and Suicide Terrorism: Separating Fact from Fiction

By Reid Hutchins, RSIS Counter Terrorist Trends and AnalysesVolume 9, Issue 11 | November 2017 Introduction A voice message by Osama Bin Laden, stating „We love death as you love life‟ in the aftermath of 9/11, set the tone for radicalisation and spurred the use of suicide terrorism as a predominant tactic employed by Al-Qaeda and presently, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group as well. As such, Bin Laden‟s death slogan for Al-Qaeda has also become a rallying cry for other radical Islamist terrorists to kill and die. In recent times, a…

De-legitimising Al-Baghdadi’s ‘Caliphate’

By Ahmad Saiful Rijal Bin Hassan, RSIS Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses Volume 9, Issue 11 | November 2017 Introduction On 29 June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group declared the establishment of a caliphate after having captured large swathes of land in the greater Levant. Five days later, the group‟s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi1 appeared for the first time delivering a sermon at the Great Mosque in Mosul, Iraq. He called on Muslims everywhere to pledge allegiance to him, after proclaiming himself as the new caliph for them. Baghdadi‟s self-proclamation was received with consternation and derision throughout the Muslim world. Prominent Muslim leaders and scholars…

MHA forms new divisions to check radicalisation, cyber fraud

Business Line Dated: November10, 2017 The Union home ministry today created new divisions to check radicalisation and cyber fraud as part of a major rejig of some of its crucial wings. Two new divisions, Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalisation (CTCR) and Cyber and Information Security (CIS), have been created. The CTCR division will devise quick strategies for de-radicalisation and to check terrorism, an order issued by the home ministry said. “It will prepare action plans for combating terrorism and radicalisation with definite deliverables and timelines,” officials said. “Threats to internal security from…

No Theological Justification of Leaving Homeland as Dar al-Harb to join ISIS is tenable

WordForPeace.com The medival terms of Dar ul-Islam, Dar ul-Kufr and Dar ul-Harb are now irrelevant and inapplicable due to the new world order and the international covenants, constitution, peace treaties and relations. These terms were applicable during third and fourth centuries A.H. The extremists’ theological justification of Killing Non-Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries and Leaving Their Homelands as Abodes of War (Dar al-Harb) to join ISIS is Untenable and Unfounded.  They are misinterpreting the concepts of Darul Harb (abode of war), Darul Kufr (abode of disbelief) and Darul Islam (abode of peace).  Islamic Scholars mention…

Many Misinterpretations of the Term Jihad: Defining the ethics of war in Islam

By Mohammad Jamil WordForPeace.com AL-Qaeda was the leading terrorist organization of the world, but Dr Aiyman al-Zawahiri could not control the organization after the assassination of Osama bin Laden with the result that the most violent terrorist organization of the history namely IS (Daesh) emerged. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who was working under the command of Al-Qaeda before, claimed Caliphate under the flag of IS. Both Al-Qaeda and IS are misinterpreting Jihad, and misusing it, which is common denominator for almost all extremist ideologies in the Muslim world. They mostly commit atrocities…

Muslim World League chief calls for rejection of all forms of extremism

By WordForPeace.com The Muslim World League (MWL) is using all of its academic and ideological resources to confront the evil forces that threaten the global safety of humanity, according to Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the organization’s secretary general. Al-Issa was speaking at a conference on communal safety, organized by the MWL in collaboration with the Jordan based Global Forum for Moderation, and held under the auspices of Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki. The attendees included dozens of political figures, researchers and scholars from 35 countries. Al-Issa criticized the two…

Government seeks inputs to check radicalisation

The Asian Age Dated: April 21,2018 In a bid to put in place a foolproof strategy to check radicalisation among youth, particularly by terror outfits like ISIS, Home ministry has sought inputs from different ministries and some states to prepare a detailed blueprint for the same which then be placed before the Cabinet also for further discussion. The recently created Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalisation (CTCR) in the Home ministry has in a written communication to different ministries including information & broadcasting, law, HRD and minority affairs sought inputs for…