Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel says in a powerful video what 1.8 billion Muslims feel regarding the words Allahu Akbar being hijacked by extremists

Allahu Akbar is associated with terrorism, but it’s nothing to do with it.

Terrorists and extremists putting on a false mask of Islam have hijacked a number of sensitive and passionate terms which 1.8 billion Muslims use day in day out. Here is an educational video to clear any misconceptions people may have of the phrase Allahu Akbar.

Every Muslim should take the responsibility of portraying the true image of Islam and restore the meaning of the hijacked term “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) said Saudi Princess Amerah Al Taweel, on the second day of the Arab Media Forum in a session titled ‘Inspiration for Good, Messages of Humanity’ in May, 2016.
Referring to Islam as “a beautiful religion with its simple symbolism”, Princess Amerah highlighted the association of the term ‘Allahu Akbar’ with terrorist acts and violence by extremists in the region.

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According to statistics, the term ‘Allahu Akbar’ was searched 79 million times on social media sites and search engines in only one year, added Princess Amerah.

According to statistics, the term ‘Allahu Akbar’ was searched 79 million times on social media sites and search engines in only one year, added Princess Amerah.

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She pointed out that there has been a focus on creating research centres and museums to present Islam to the world, however, the efforts have been overshadowed by individual acts of hate and terror.
Recalling a survey carried out by Twitter about people’s perceptions of Islam, Princess Amerah said only 12 per cent of users said they had a negative view of the religion, five per cent had a positive view, and 83 per cent felt neutral about Islam.
“Only 12 per cent of Twitter users have negative views on Islam. More than 280 million Twitter accounts in the Arab world can help project the true image of Islam,” she said.
Source: Muslim Council of Hong Kong

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