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Mumbai: As a New Year resolution, a group of city Muslims launched "Muslims against ISIS" campaign on Friday, denouncing the jihadist terror organization's brutalities and chalking out steps to stop Muslim youths from becoming IS recruits. A joint initiative of city-based NGO Sahas Foundation and think-tank Urdu Markaz, the campaign has created a taskforce of volunteers to identify and counsel radicalized or potential recruits of ISIS or Islamic State (IS) who have been or are about to be trapped in the "fake jihad" through online propaganda.
Launching the campaign at Imamwada Municipal Urdu School ground in Bhendi Bazaar, activists said there could not have been a nobler cause than initiating an ideological war on IS on New Year's Eve. "When we thought about what to do on New Year, a suggestion came that why not start creating awareness among youths about how to keep away from the virus of ISIS and other terrorist outfits. Now, we have resolved to reach out to a maximum number of Muslim youths with the message of not falling prey to the propaganda of any terrorist organizations," said Syed Furqan, Sahas Foundation's president and the main force behind the campaign. Furqan added that on the night of December 31, his group created "awareness" against vices from drunk driving to terrorism and intolerance through a human chain at Nariman Point.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
Simply long over due. However, better late than never. I hope to see more Muslims supporting this program around the world.
originally posted by: marg6043
Indian Muslim are a minority in that country, that has always been at war with his other half Pakistan that is ruled my majority Muslim, I can only imagine the struggles that India have with terrorist camps so close to their border in the side of Pakistan where the ISIS and other terrorist groups train.
This could put India at higher risk for attacks by radical Islam coming out and declaring themselves against ISIS.
originally posted by: ChesterJohn
and it is only a verbal campaign not a military campaign.
Tired of hearing the verbal campaigns want to see some real fruitful military campaigns myself.
Talk is talk but let's see some walk for a change.
not that what they're doing is bad it just isn't enough and it only focuses on their own community does nothing to protect the innocent around the world in real time.
originally posted by: clay2 baraka
I love the idea of this rally.
Just an observation however.. All of the signs are written in English. The message is clearly directed toward the west as an act of solidarity/damage control. If they were serious about sending a message to ISIS, the signs would be written in Arabic..