Skip to comments.Egypt's top cleric condemns Islamic State
Posted on 08/13/2014 5:26:23 AM PDT by GonzoII
CAIRO (AP) Egypt's top cleric has condemned the extremist Islamic State group, describing it as a "terrorist" organization that poses a danger to Islam and Muslims.
Grand Mufti Shawki Allam, Egypt's highest religious authority, said the extremist group is "violating all the Islamic principles and the intentions of the Shariah (Islamic law)." In his remarks, which were carried by Egypt's state news agency late Tuesday, Allam also said the "bloody extremist group" had tarnished the image of Islam and paved the way for the destruction of Muslim nations.
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Amazingly, these positive developments in Egypt and the Muslim world are happening DESPITE opposition from President Obama, not as a result of Obama’s leadership in the region.
He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.
sounds pretty similar...
All from the “father of lies” himself.
Remember the movie Khartoum (1966) staring Charlton Heston. About another muslim fanatic in another time trying to kill everyone. The Mahdi. Is this a reoccuring theme in islam?
> the “bloody extremist group” had tarnished the image of Islam
Much like a fresh turd tarnishes a sewer pipe.
That or is ISIS just cutting in on their business?
We tried to rent that movie from Netflix, but they don't offer it.
Remember that Al Qaeda has condemned ISIS.
There is something many people overlook when discussing Muslims. How they interpret the Koran. Most do not read it and make their own reflections as Protestants do with the KJV. They listen and follow their clerics in a similar way to Catholicism. The clerics interpret a great deal of scholarly religious literature beyond the Koran. They undergo formal training and testing to determine their fitness as religious civic leaders.
It’s the fanatics that pick up the Koran, read it for themselves for their own conclusions, usually in the service of their own ambitions. This is a known phenomena among Muslims and it is considered irresponsible and even dangerous to Muslims. As it has become clear.
This clerics argument makes complete sense in this regard and I believe he is being sincere and truthful because he is correct. Iraq’s senior Shia cleric Al-Sistani has made similar statements about ISIS but characterized it as more of a threat to Iraq. Al Sadr is seen as an upstart, a troublemaker as he skirts the Shia hierarchy on the basis of his (dead) father’s influence and his financial support from Iran.
That's the difference.
In general, when politicians use religion as a tool to gain power, some people blame the religion, but they should be blaming the politician.
Absolutely. And at the end of the movie, Heston’s General Gordon has his head removed and put on a stick
One report says ISIS is beheading Christian children in Mosul and putting the heads on sticks in a park. Catholic press has released some incredibly ugly attrocity pictures on ISIS.
Someone earned their 72 by doing that.
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