Dar al- Iftaa to France 24: we seek cooperation with international media to exonerate Islam from the heinous acts of terrorism
Dr. Ibrahim Negm –the advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt-stressed that Dar al-Iftaa has realized a serious danger through its observatory for tracking infedilization and extremism. This is because of the increasing stereotyped distorted images attached to Islam especially in the West. Such a matter is embodied in using the term “Islamic state” when referring to the terrorist organization “Qaida separatists in Iraq and Syria”.
In an interview with the French TV, France 24, the advisor to the Grand Mufti emphasized that Dar al-Iftaa has launched an international campaign for refuting the misconceptions against Islam and stressed that such terrorist horrendous acts are irrelevant to Islam. He called upon the media to drop using the term “Islamic state” when referring to this terrorist organization and replace it with “Qaida separatists”.
Dr. Negm stated that the world is currently witnessing terrorist groups attaching themselves to Islam such as “Qaida separtists in Iraq and Syria”, “Boko Haram” in Nigeria and “Taliban” in the Eastern Asia.
He added: these factors made Dar al-Iftaa undertakes its role in refuting all these extremist trends. Therefore, Dar al-Iftaa launched its official Facebook page to disassociate this methodology and tackle various issues such as Jihad and its concept, relations with non-Muslims and the status of women in Islam.
Dr. Negm concluded by saying: “We seek cooperation with the media especially in the west in correcting the distorted image attached to Islam. Extremism isn’t limited to one religion and the media must undertake its moral responsibility through marginalizing the extremists and non-specialists and hosting moderate specialists.”