What Islamic State is doing is against Islam, South African Muslim cleric stress. The militants do not act in the name of Islam or any religion, they say. "No religion condones murder." The Muslim Judicial Council has urged its leaders to speak out against the terror group.
Social media's potential as a powerful agent for change and conflict resolution in Africa is being demonstrated by the hugely viral #BringBackOurGirls online campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.