How to Speak With Young Muslims About ISIS

August 16, 2015 at 8:41 am Leave a comment

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. Under its leader, Iraqi jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State group top command is dominated by former officers from Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence agencies, according to senior Iraqi officers and top intelligence officials. (AP Photo, File)

FILE – In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group’s flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. Under its leader, Iraqi jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State group top command is dominated by former officers from Saddam Hussein’s military and intelligence agencies, according to senior Iraqi officers and top intelligence officials. (AP Photo, File)

Most young Muslims I meet are struggling with very personal and intimate issues from romantic and family relationships to stress and anxiety about the future. But, many students are also deeply disturbed — if not angry — by all of the great injustices and violence they see in the headline news everyday both at home and abroad.

When these injustices and violence happen in the name of their religion and by those who claim the mantle of Islam — such as the self-declared “Islamic State” of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — the questions and feelings can be even more difficult to grapple with.

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