Muslim condemnation of ISIS
Condemnation of ISIS
I as a Muslim condemn the actions of ISIS.
To all those ranting that there is absolute silence from the Muslim quarter on the atrocities of ISIS, here is your called for condemnation on your favourite website. If you had just taken 10 seconds to Google : “Muslims condemn ISIS” you would have found 150 000 relevant results. You may do the same for Boko Haram and the countless other extremists. So please remove your head from the sand and acknowledge that the vast majority of Muslims have distanced themselves from the actions and ideologies of ISIS.
Some may retort that verbal condemnation is not enough; we need to see you actively marching in the streets clamouring for the removal of ISIS! Well, if you can show me where I can find ISIS’s embassy I won’t only march there I’ll be the first to storm it.
As Obama says, “ISIS is a cancer”. I fully agree but I’d like to add that American Foreign Policy is one of the major causes of the spread of said cancer. The current situation in Iraq is analogous to a patient that gets cancer due to a mixture of radiation poisoning, unhealthy eating habits, alcohol and tobacco usage and now needs to be treated with even more radiation and chemotherapy or most likely surgery.
In conclusion ISIS may claim to have revived the Khalifat but there ideology, brutality and actions do NOT live up-to the demands of such a noble office but also go against the very grain of Islam brought by Our Noble Messenger(SAW). I wonder how they shall face Our Beloved Leader Muhammed (SAW) who is reported to have said:
“Beware, if anyone wrongs a contracting man (Non-Muslim citizen of an Islamic state), or diminishes his right, or forces him to work beyond his capacity, or takes from him anything without his consent, I (Muhammed) shall plead for him(The Non-Muslim) on the Day of Judgment. " (Sunan Abu Dawood)
For a further discussion of the rights and responsibilities of Non-Muslim Citizens under an Islamic Khilafat you may refer to the work of Bassam Zawadi. Google: “the status of non-Muslims in the Islamic state”