British Muslim leaders condemn ISIS

Romsey Advertiser: Muslim leaders, including from Leicester Central Mosque, condemned ISIS, saying it did not represent their ideology Muslim leaders, including from Leicester Central Mosque, condemned ISIS, saying it did not represent their ideology

Muslim leaders in Britain have condemned the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), expressing their "grave concern" at continued violence in its name.

Representatives from both the Sunni and Shia groups in the UK met at the Palac e of Westminster and relayed their message that the militant group does not represent the majority of Muslims.

Maulana Shahid Raza, of Leicester Central Mosque told Sky News: " ISIS does not represent the main Sunni Muslims' ideology.

"They are involved in acts of terror and violence, they are involved in destructing and demolishing the Muslim shrines...We condemn it."

Shuja Shafi, of the Muslim Council of Great Britain, said: " Violence has no place in religion, violence has no religion.

"It is prohibited for people to present themselves for destruction."

The comments come as concerns continue about British Muslims travelling to the Middle East to join the ongoing violence.

Last month three British men, two from Cardiff and one from Aberdeen, appeared in an ISIS propaganda video.

Earlier this week a counter-terrorism chief said two 16-year-old sisters from Manchester are "posing a threat to themselves" after apparently travelling to Syria in June.

Twins Salma and Zahra Halane, said to be "deeply religious", have ignored their family's pleas for them to come home and told them they have no intention of returning.

It is understood an older brother from the large Somalian family has joined Isis, and one line of inquiry is that the girls may have travelled to join him.

Last month a n open letter signed by more than 100 imams from across major theological backgrounds and cultural groups urged British Muslims not to travel to the war-torn regions.

The letter called on communities ''to continue the generous and tireless effort to support all of those affected by the crisis in Syria and unfolding events in Iraq'', but to do so ''from the UK in a safe and responsible way''.

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1:15pm Fri 11 Jul 14

RealLivin says...

Its about time the British Muslim leaders stood up for their communities, but they need to go further and out all individuals found within their ranks that are active supporters of these conflicts and terrorism. It wont stop the morons from having a go at Muslims but it will help with the general public view in Britain. While we are at it how about the church coming clean over its pedophile priest hood and making sure they are all outed as well. To many have hidden under religion guises while doing evil.
Its about time the British Muslim leaders stood up for their communities, but they need to go further and out all individuals found within their ranks that are active supporters of these conflicts and terrorism. It wont stop the morons from having a go at Muslims but it will help with the general public view in Britain. While we are at it how about the church coming clean over its pedophile priest hood and making sure they are all outed as well. To many have hidden under religion guises while doing evil. RealLivin
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8:33pm Fri 11 Jul 14

welshmen says...

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"Representatives from both the Sunni and Shia groups in the UK met at the Palace of Westminster and relayed their message that the militant group does not represent the majority of Muslims."un-Quote

An other "it's nothing to do with the majority of Muslims" but 99.9% of terrorists are Muslim, those very few who do condemn the Islamist terrorists what ever Islamic tribe they are killing for(Shia or Sunni) are to be recognised as brave for speaking out, but 100 out of 1700 Imams is not even 10% of their leaders, so why are they not voicing their disgust at this senseless butchery of their fellow Muslim brothers.

They are either to scared to join the small protest or they agree with the killings, either way the Muslims would be more believed if a Million or more marched to show their disgust, I'am sure that if our Government threatened to remove Islamic hate preachers, radical Islamic fundamentalist their supporters and families out of our Country I think you would have more than a hundred Imams writing an open letter to our Government protesting about that decision, when the Terrorist want the moderates to turn helpers and supporters they will, either help or face the punishment they will deal out....There are 1.6 billion + Muslims in the world, or as near as, 10% of those could stop the Killings if they wanted to, why doesn't the Arab league and it's Members do something to stop the killings, they have the money, they have the Arms, but they as always, lack the courage, sooner sit back and watch the West sort out their backyard....
Quote: "Representatives from both the Sunni and Shia groups in the UK met at the Palace of Westminster and relayed their message that the militant group does not represent the majority of Muslims."un-Quote An other "it's nothing to do with the majority of Muslims" but 99.9% of terrorists are Muslim, those very few who do condemn the Islamist terrorists what ever Islamic tribe they are killing for(Shia or Sunni) are to be recognised as brave for speaking out, but 100 out of 1700 Imams is not even 10% of their leaders, so why are they not voicing their disgust at this senseless butchery of their fellow Muslim brothers. They are either to scared to join the small protest or they agree with the killings, either way the Muslims would be more believed if a Million or more marched to show their disgust, I'am sure that if our Government threatened to remove Islamic hate preachers, radical Islamic fundamentalist their supporters and families out of our Country I think you would have more than a hundred Imams writing an open letter to our Government protesting about that decision, when the Terrorist want the moderates to turn helpers and supporters they will, either help or face the punishment they will deal out....There are 1.6 billion + Muslims in the world, or as near as, 10% of those could stop the Killings if they wanted to, why doesn't the Arab league and it's Members do something to stop the killings, they have the money, they have the Arms, but they as always, lack the courage, sooner sit back and watch the West sort out their backyard.... welshmen
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10:33pm Fri 11 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

How ironic is this?
Now that Muslims in ISIS are killing Muslims all of a sudden the Muslim community condemn ISIS.
Would the same have happened if European White Caucasian victims had been slaughtered by ISIS ?
I don't think so........
It says and shows a lot about the Muslim community. When it suits........
How ironic is this? Now that Muslims in ISIS are killing Muslims all of a sudden the Muslim community condemn ISIS. Would the same have happened if European White Caucasian victims had been slaughtered by ISIS ? I don't think so........ It says and shows a lot about the Muslim community. When it suits........ BIGTONE
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