OTTAWA – Muslim groups across the country have launched a campaign to educate youth on the religion, and teach them to take a stand against radicalization.
The campaign has two goals —- to overpower the flashy social media presence ISIS has in delivering their message to troubled youth in the west, and to inspire youth to be community leaders.
“It is very disturbing that youth who do not know their religion, or who are converted recently, and don’t [sic] know the religion properly, they are being used for ISIS political agenda,” said local Imam Imtiaz Ahmed.
He adds it’s important for young people to understand what their religion really means.
In Ottawa, the ‘Stop the CrISIS’ campaign is officially launched Tuesday afternoon at the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.