Ever since the Islamic State came into being or, as they prefer to say, formed a “caliphate” in June, right-wing pundits in the mainstream media have criticized Muslims for not speaking out against the militant organization.
Hosts and analysts took it as an opportunity to target Muslims all over the world. Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros went as far as saying that the whole religion of Islam was essentially the same as ISIS and implied all Muslims should be met “with a bullet to the head.”
However, contrary to whatever these xenophobic analysts might want to assert, the fact remains that Muslims denounce ISIS and their diabolical tactics as much as the rest of the international community.
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To tell the terrorists to stop carrying out atrocities under the banner of Islam, courageous young activists, led by Britain's Active Change charity, took to Twitter, circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName.
It has a pretty simple message: ISIS should stop "hiding behind a false Islam."
"Young British Muslims are sick and tired of the hate-filled propaganda the terrorists ISIS and their supporters churn out on social media," Hanif Qadir, the charity's founder, told the Huffington Post UK.
"They are angry that the criminals are using the platforms to radicalize young people and spread their poisonous words of violence in the name of Islam."
Here’s what young Muslims are saying under the #NotInMyName hashtag on Twitter: