Dar al-Iftaa launches an online petition campaign for the international media to cease using the term "Islamic State"
The world-wide campaign launched by Dar al-Iftaa for calling upon regional and international media to drop using the term “Islamic State” or “ISIS” and replacing it with the appellation “Qa’ida Separatists” or “QSIS” has launched an online petition campaign. This campaign encourages the international media to drop using the term Islamic state when referring to the terrorist group.
Dr. Ibrahim Negm –the Senior Advisor to the Grand Mufti- stated that the campaign targets to collect as many signatures as it can as a tool to motivate different international media outlets to cease connecting Islam with the appalling acts of such terrorist groups. This move aims at clarifying the name of Islam from the atrocities committed by such terrorist groups which are vehemently prohibited by the Islamic Shari'ah and strongly condemned by humanity. Dar al- Iftaa is a firm believer that the international media is adamant on delivering true information to its global audience as providing erroneous information or supporting terrorism in any shape or form could not be part of its editorial policies. Therefore, we call on the international media to respond to our campaign and start using QSIS instead of ISIS in its news coverage.
For signing the petition, please visit the following link:
Reuters: Changing the name of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) terrorist group to Qa'ida Separatists in Iraq and Syria (QSIS) to disassociate Islam from their heinous acts of terrorism