CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad

CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 18:58

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/7/2104) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned as “un-Islamic and morally repugnant” violence and hostilities perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and repudiated those who encourage Americans to join that and other extremist groups.

In a statement, CAIR said:

“American Muslims view the actions of ISIS as un-Islamic and morally repugnant. No religion condones the murder of civilians, the beheading of religious scholars or the desecration of houses of worship. We condemn the actions of ISIS and reject its assertion that all Muslims are required to pay allegiance to its leader.

“CAIR strongly urges American imams and other community leaders to continue to speak out against American Muslims traveling abroad to join extremist groups and sectarian militias. While ISIS uses romanticized imagery in its propaganda materials, its human rights abuses on the ground are well-documented.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171,


2 thoughts on “CAIR Condemns ISIS Violence and Rejects Calls to Join Extremists Fighting Abroad

  1. I can’t hear you. This needs to be posted on all national media so Muslims get the message. There are American Muslims going over there.

  2. thank you because it worries me that we think or even believe that this behavior represents ALLAH…Islam is submission to the will of ALLAH so it hurts me to think that people will believe that GOD wants this to go on and it scares me even more to think that those who are truly seeking the truth will believe that this is their duty. May ALLAH(swt) guide and protect us all and forgive those who have truly been misguided seeking truth.

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