Friday, September 4, 2015

#MessageToISIS: Young Muslims share their art online in direct challenge to Islamic State

THE EVENING STANDARD
By Justin Davenport
'Empowering': artist Farah Bhoyroo and Ummar Ibrahim at a workshop
UNITED KINGDOM---Muslim teenagers in London are using art and social media to challenge the actions of terrorist group Islamic State. Members of the Active Change Foundation are posting images of artwork and comments online with the hashtag #MessageToIsis, which has already been repeated 5,000 times. The de-radicalisation group is calling on people of all faiths and backgrounds to join the campaign against atrocities such as the killing of civilians and the destruction of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. [link]