Statement on the reality of Islamic State
Organization and their leader Ibrahim Awwad
Characterization of the organization and the true-nature of its beliefs
Sheikh Dr Tariq Abdelhallem & Sheikh Dr Hani Al-Sibai
The strife of the organization known as The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has spread like wild-fire and thrived into a bitter reality for many reasons beyond the focus of this statement. Many lives have been lost senselessly, many families and homes destroyed, many sincere leaders of Mujahedeen assassinated, the image of Islam tarnished and smeared, and many laymen Muslims are left confused as result of ISIS’s boom. ISIS presented the worst possible picture of Jihad to the world and made a mockery of Islam globally; while Islam and Jihad are innocent of ISIS’s action and unlike anything they present or stand for. The only true achievement of this group is to distort the reality of the true Islamic State and Islam itself. They and their so-called Khalifa, Ibrahim Awwad, served and achieved the objective that the West of ultimately smearing the image of Islam and presenting a distorted and ugly representation of it; something that the West with all its might, media and treachery have failed to achieve on their own.