Young British Muslims declare jihad against ISIS

A group of young British Muslims have declared their own “jihad” against Isis and all other terrorist groups. The Muslim Youth League UK announced an ideological holy war against the Islamic State at a conference in Glasgow on Sunday, saying militants had “no link with Islam or the Muslim community”.

It is concerned that recruitment by the group is on the rise in the UK, targeting teenage girls and boys with gory propaganda videos and social media accounts boasting of life under the “caliphate”.

The league also announced that it rejects Islamophobic “labelling” of Muslims as extremists or terrorists by politicians, the media and public. They and other groups are fighting back against its propaganda online and through engagement work in schools and communities.