BBC - The battle of the e-Muftis
Here’s an interesting story Curious Lurker recently alerted me to via twitter.
Its a story by Dominic Casciani about the battle between mainstream Islamic clerics and ISIS. (Off course we all know the anti Muslim bigots in the “counter Jihad” will accuse the anti terrorist clerics of lying, cause their Muslims.)
In one corner, there’s the religious establishment of a global faith - complete with 1,400 years of collected learning. In the other, there is the self-styled Islamic State (IS) and its daily dose of propaganda videos flooding the internet. Have traditional clerics got what it takes to be heard in this digital culture war?
Even if every Muslim scholar in the world constantly tweeted against IS, young Muslims on social media could simply turn their backs and carry on reading IS’s output. But Jordan’s e-Muftis are among those beginning, slowly, to put up a fight online.
Earlier this year, IS posted a video showing its fighters burning alive Jordanian air force pilot Muad al-Kasasbeh, in revenge for the country’s role in international air strikes.