Dr. Hassaballa in The Islamic Monthly: The Parodies of ISIS


In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord

Thanks be to the Precious Beloved, my article about the many parodies of ISIS in the Muslim media was published in the Islamic Monthly. An excerpt is reprinted below:

It is a persistent perception – which, unfortunately, has become reality – that the larger Muslim community around the globe has not sufficiently condemned or distanced itself from the terror and violence committed in its name. This is despite the fact that no other community has faced such a demand to condemn its criminals. This is also despite the fact that such a perception is simply not true. The same goes with groups such as ISIS (or, as I like to call them, “KIL: The Kharijites of Iraq and the Levant“).

Yet, apart from the numerous condemnations and declarations of Islamic scholars of the un-Islamic nature of ISIS, there is another – perhaps less well-known in the West – proof of the widespread rejection of the ideology of ISIS and other groups similar to it: the numerous parodies of ISIS on satellite television in the Middle East.

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