jihad

The Importance of Language in Winning the Battle of Wills & Ideas

The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) community lost a battle when President Obama chose to believe the words of terrorists over the words of his own citizens who have repeatedly said “jihad can never be used to justify terrorism.” The usage of language is of critical importance in trying to win this “battle of wills and ideas” as President Obama referenced in his Counterterrorism Strategy address at NDU on May 23,… Read More »The Importance of Language in Winning the Battle of Wills & Ideas

Scholars on the hill Series: Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah

Muflehun held the second event of its “Scholars on the Hill Series” for government, academia and think tanks. The speaker was renowned scholar Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah (bio) and translation provided by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf . The topic discussed was  “Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism from a Theological Perspective.” Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah talked about the Mardin conference in 2010 that focused on understanding and addressing Ibn Tahmiya’s fatwa that… Read More »Scholars on the hill Series: Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah