Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2015 on 5:47 pm

Muslim Women’s Council: ‘There is absolutely nothing Islamic about Islamic State’

A Bradford-based organisation has condemned the actions of militant group Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS, saying there is “nothing Islamic” about them.

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The Muslim Women’s Council issued the statement following attacks that took place in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday.

Attacks struck across three continents, leaving dozens dead just days after IS issued a call to arms in the holy month of Ramadan.

In Tunisia, at least 37 people were shot dead in what has been described as the country’s deadliest terrorist attack.

Tunisia Terror Attack

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In Kuwait, 25 were killed and more than 200 were injured after a bomb went off inside a mosque as people prayed, while in France, a person was decapitated.

The Muslim Women’s Council said the attacks were a “complete contradiction to the true spirit of Islam.”

The council said: “There is absolutely nothing Islamic about IS and they are most certainly not a State. They are a terrorist organisation and should be treated as such, pure and simple. These three attacks again demonstrate that IS kills indiscriminately without regard to their victims’ faith.

“Our thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences go out to all those who have lost family members in these attacks, but in particular to the family members of the 30 confirmed British fatalities. We urge all communities in the UK to remain vigilant, but above all, to open lines of communication and work together in combating hatred, prejudice and extremism in all its forms.”

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  1. Tee says:

    I would ask people to find out about the atrocities committed by (so called) Islamic State in the city of Kobanê in the Kurdish controlled area of Syria at the same time as the actions in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. Newspapers don’t seem to be including this in the reports of IS atrocities on this day.

    IS came from the across Turkish border to attack Kobanê with car bombs and militants who went from house to house killing civilians – 233 people lost their lives that day. ISIS were once more repelled by the bravery and commitment of the YPG and YPJ forces, but so many innocent lives were lost in this vicious attack.

    If people want to stand against IS, please stand with the Kurds, they are leading the fight on the ground and building a new society where people of all faiths and nations can live together in peace.

  2. Arif says:

    It is what they call themselves and not what you call them. It is written in the koran to kill jews and christians.

    • Hassan says:

      No Muslim I’ve seen writes Quran as Koran. You’re obviously a fake account who has never bothered to read the Quran and probably never has even read either.

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