Islamic Youth Shura Council, The

The Islamic Youth Shura Council is an Islamic extremist group that was established during March 2014 in Derna.  On 04 April 2014 the Islamic Youth Shura Council held an armed rally (convoy) through Derna, raising the flag of al-Qaeda in defiance of the Libyan Government.  In addition, the Islamic Youth Shura Council announced its intention to deploy patrols in both Derna’s eastern and western entrances, inviting volunteers from the town to join its forces.  The Islamic Youth Shura Council declared the eastern city of Derna as an Islamic Emirate and formed an alternative legal committee to the Libyan Government's legal institutions, intending to settle differences between people and arrange reconciliations on the basis of sharia. On 5 April 2014, the Islamic Youth Shura Council said in a statement that:“We announce Jews and Christians who refuse Allah and His Messenger as enemies,” and called for “his brothers and his family to seek the application of God’s…

Islamic Youth Shura Council, The, also known as Majlis Shura of Islamist Youth in Derna is an active group.
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