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.
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.
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.”