(AA) – British Muslim leaders launched a digital magazine Thursday to counter ‘extremist interpretations’ of Islam found on the Internet.
Its unveiling took place at a London summit where over 120 Islamic scholars gathered from across the world. The summit was organized to combat the threat of radicalization among young Muslims.
The magazine is called “Haqiqah,” the Arabic word for reality. It will be available to download from www.imamsonline.com.
Shaukat Warraich, the founder and chief editor of Imams Online, a site for British Muslim readers, said the magazine, “will counter the extremist narrative used by groups such as ISIS.”
ISIS is an alternative abbreviation for Daesh, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
One of the focuses of the magazine will be putting verses of the holy Quran used by extremists to lure young British Muslims to fight abroad into their proper context.
“We know that by taking efforts to support and mobilise the huge online Muslim population we will eventually drown out the violent voices,” Warraich said.
Earlier this month, the Brookings Institution, an American think-tank, published a 92-page report titled “The ISIS Twitter Census” claiming that there were between 42,000 and 70,000 Daesh supporters on Twitter.