Three Major US Muslim Groups Condemn ISIS
Whenever Islamic extremist terror makes big news it’s automatic that the “counter-jihad” hate groups and other Muslim haters in Europe and in the US try to make the extreme acts and statements representative of all Muslims. Without fail they proclaim that moderate Muslims don’t or can’t exist, and then they invariably move to “where’s the Muslim outcry?” if you challenge them on that. By painting with their broad brushes they hope to alienate everyday Muslims with the exact same tactic (Takfirism) that’s favored by the Islamic extremist terror groups - they help to propagate the terrorist leader’s messaging in other words, and they help to spread inordinate fear.
So with that in mind I’m gathering these links from three major US Muslim groups to demonstrate that most Muslims do condemn ISIS/ISIL, even if some of them might disagree with President Obama’s specific strategy. All of this was found in under thirty seconds, and a deeper search would probably reveal thousands of statements from individual Muslims and Islamic groups condemning the violence.
As the nation marked the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with somber ceremonies to remember the victims, ongoing terrorism concerns dominated public attention. In his address to the nation, President Obama outlined an expanded strategy to combat the militant group known as ISIS or ISIL. But he stressed this should not be viewed as a battle against Islam.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.
A broad coalition of US Muslim leaders came together to underscore their condemnation of terrorism and extremism. They outlined new efforts to ensure that ISIS and other groups do not gain footholds among young American Muslims.
AZHAR AZEEZ, Islamic Society of North America: We will continue to reiterate that the actions of these groups has no basis in the teachings of Islam. Terrorism, in all its forms, is un-Islamic.
From the Muslim Public Affairs Council:
Takfirism: The Key to Understanding ISIL
From the Islamic Society of North America:
ISNA Condemns ISIS Killing of Journalist Steven Sotloff
Terrorist Group Actions Violate the Teachings of Islam
from the Council on American Islamic Relations:
CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad