Muslims must work to change the world’s perception of Islam, says Saudi princess

&NCS_modified=20160511194334&MaxW=640&imageVersion=default&AR-160519794news45sf5445fsAllahu Akbar” is one of the most powerful phrases in Islam and it’s in danger of being hijacked by terrorists and those who have twisted the religion, Princess Ameerah Al Taweel told the Arab Media Forum on Wednesday.

“There were 73 million searches on Twitter about Islam or Muslims between May 2015 and May 2016 illustrating that people are interested in find out about the religion,” she said. “However, the first five pages on Google show images of people blowing things up while shouting the simple phrase that we use every day and therefore it has become tainted.”

The Saudi philanthropist and entrepreneur called on all Muslims to work to change the perception of Islam around the world.

She pointed out there are 280 million social media accounts in the Arab world across the different platforms and that if everyone posted a positive status about Islam it would have a positive effect.

The Princess also questioned why Muslims should feel the need to defend Islam on social media.