This was begun in September, but now seems a timely moment to learn more.
The extremist group the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has made effective use of social media to spread propaganda, releasing gory videos on YouTube and launching hashtag campaigns to threaten the United States. Now Muslims around the world are fighting back — using the hashtag #NotInMyName to remind the world that ISIS does not represent their religion. The campaign was launched on September 10 by the London-based organization Active Change Foundation with the video embedded at the top of the post. “The murder of an innocent man has no justification in any religion or walk of life,” Hanif Qadir, the founder of the Active Change Foundation, told the Mirror, referring to the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker killed by ISIS fighters on Sept. 13. “These terrorists ISIS are not true Muslims, they do not practice the true teachings of Islam; peace, mercy and compassion and they are the enemy of all mankind.” The social media campaign has since then gained steam with more than 14,000 tweets in the last 7 days.
Check out the video below.