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ISIS Is Not Hijacking Islam, It Is Actively at War With Islam

ISIS Is Not Hijacking Islam, It Is Actively at War With Islam

Smoke rises in Medina after a terror attack on Monday 4 July 2016.
Smoke rises in Medina after a terror attack at one of Islam’s holiest sites on Monday 4 July 2016.

If a self-proclaimed Catholic group bombed the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica and constantly killed scores of innocent Catholics, then we would deem such an entity, in various degrees, as an anti-Catholic terrorist group.

Likewise, ISIS is not a disturbed Muslim terrorist, or even a radical Islamist, movement, but an active anti-Muslim terror movement.

Scene of the Medina attack Photo: Reuters
Scene of the Medina attack Photo: Reuters

ISIS kills more Muslims than any other religious followers, bombs Muslim-majority cities, fights against every known Islamic principle, destroys the heritage of centuries that was not harmed by earlier Muslims, and it actively pervert the peaceful month of Ramadan.

ISIS is not misinterpreting Islamic texts, it is burning Islamic texts.

ISIS is not seeking Muslim hearts, it is ripping out Muslim hearts.

ISIS is not hijacking Islam, it is actively at war with Islam.

ISIS is anti-Quran, anti-Islamic tradition, anti-Islamic history, and anti-Prophet.

ISIS sees nothing sacred, neither time, space or place.

This is the same ISIS that hates Muslims but loves the European far-right and Trump. For who else will indirectly help ISIS thrive?

Now ISIS bombs, among other cities, the holy city of Medina where Islam’s Prophet rests.

How many more sickening anti-Muslim, if not anti-human, acts does it take for a diabolical group to be dissociated from a religious body in the eyes of the world?

This piece was originally published by Amro Ali on his personal website under the title ‘As Medina reveals: ISIS is not hijacking Islam, they are actively at war with Islam’. Click here for more pieces.

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Amro Ali is a Middle East analyst and PhD scholar at the University of Sydney. Amro's interests are geared towards researching the political sociology of Egypt and the Middle East.

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