Muslim Judicial Council warns parents on dangers of ISIS and social media

On Friday 10 April, mosques affiliated to the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will be educating parents about the dangers of social media and their responsibility in keeping a close watch on their children's online behaviour.

This comes in the wake of a 15-year-old Kenwyn girl who was prevented from flying to Johannesburg and then to the Middle East, in a bid to join the political group Islamic State (IS).

The girl, who has not been named, actively engaged on social media networks.

Over 70 imams and sheikhs attended a workshop organised by the MJC, where they were made familiar with the concept and power of online networking. They will in turn be preaching their findings during Friday sermons.

The MJC has in the past denounced IS, and said that they are not an Islamic faith-based group, but a political movement.

Kieno Kammies spoke to MJC spokesperson Nabeweya Malick, listen to the full interview below:


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