Critical Spirit of Islam against the Mass Insanity of ISIS

 

by Neslihan Çevik                                                                                                                                                                         October 23, 2014

http://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/2014/10/23/critical-spirit-of-islam-against-the-mass-insanity-of-isis

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), having declared itself a caliphate, is now making a call to all Muslims (especially engineers and doctors) to emigrate to their new home, “Sham,” the land of Ibrahim, with the caution that ones who remain outside will be drowned in apostasy and heresy. However, as much the militants proclaim to be the only bearers of true Islam, the actions and pronouncements of these fanatics strike most Muslims as a malevolent distortion of the religion. In fact, recently in an open letter to the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a large number of Muslim scholars condemned the ISIS approach to Islam to be absolutely illegitimate and perverse based on Islamic legal theory and Quranic exegesis. [read more]

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