A Sunni Imam talks to al-Mawsleya TV and decries the heinous actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
“ISIS does not represent Islam,” says the Imam. “They destroyed crops and cattle. ISIS destroyed mosques and destroyed places of worship.”
The Imam forms a long list of Sunni religious figures who have denounced ISIS: Last week in Basra, Sunni groups held a conference of unity and signed a statement signalling their rejection of the group and its ideals; Sheikh al-Hamyim, the head of Iraq’s Sunni Waqf [endowment], labelled ISIS “the biggest threat since World War II; and Sunni tribes came together to “to send a clear message to support the security forces, disown ISIS, terrorism and the Ba’ath party”.