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Refuting Da’Esh Properly: A Critical Review of the 'Open Letter to Baghdadi'

Journal of International Humanitarian Action, Vol I: 11 (2016)

10 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2017  

Fajri Matahati Muhammadin

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 29, 2016

Abstract

The emergence of the “Islamic State” or Da’esh in the Syrian war brought a whole new dimension to the war on terror. To counter the “Islamic State” ideology, Islamic scholars from all around the world issued a document titled “Open Letter to Baghdadi” containing refutations towards the “Islamic State.” There are a number of issues that this document may have clarified, such as the refutation towards the “Islamic State” claim of “global caliphate.” However, there are quite a number of problematic points which may be counterproductive to the purpose of this letter in the first place. It is the objective of this article to identify some of these problems which may include a lack of representation of prominent Islamic schools of thought, incorrect application of Islamic law, or lack of observation on actions conducted by the “Islamic State.”

Keywords: Islamic State, Islamic law, Jihad, Terrorism

Suggested Citation

Muhammadin, Fajri Matahati, Refuting Da’Esh Properly: A Critical Review of the 'Open Letter to Baghdadi' (July 29, 2016). Journal of International Humanitarian Action, Vol I: 11 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3029351

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