Hey, what a great idea! How come nobody thought of this before? The blandly offered recommendation here raises one simple question: if all that has to be done to stop jihad terror groups is offer Muslims the correct interpretation of Islam, why isn’t it being done? Why is there no mosque or Islamic school anywhere that has any program designed to teach Muslims why they should avoid the understanding of Islam represented by al-Shabaab and other jihad terror groups?
“Panel: Defeat Al-Shabab With Correct Interpretation of Islam,” VOA News, August 30, 2015:
The dissemination of the correct interpretation of Islam is one way Islamic scholars could help defeat al-Shabab, according to a VOA panel discussion held Saturday in Nairobi.
Panel members agreed an ideological war, combined with military power, must be waged in the fight against the militant group.
Some panel members voiced concern that the way Kenyan security forces treat some communities is resulting in young people turning to al-Shabab.
One panel member spoke about allegations of extrajudicial killings by the Kenyan forces….
Panel members included Gamal Hassan, Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya; Abdikadir Ore Ahmed, a lawmaker from Wajir in the ethnic Somali northeastern region of Kenya; Dr. Abdirahman Baadiyow, an Islamic scholar and politician; Asha Abdalla, a former lawmaker and activist; Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi, author; and Professor Abdiwahab Abdisamad of Nairobi University.