Over the last few years, as Islamist terrorists have rampaged and murdered innocents around the world, I have often asked "where are the muslim moderates? Why are they not speaking out and condemning the atrocities?"
It seems that locally these leaders of the muslim communities have been speaking out, but the msm hasn't seen fit to report on this.
This may be about to change. From the Guardian (UK):
British Muslim leaders issue fatwa against would-be jihadists
Imams reportedly tell Muslims to oppose the promotion of the ‘poisonous ideology’ of Islamic State
31 August 2014
Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning British jihadists.
The fatwa prohibits would-be jihadists from joining the “oppressive and tyrannical” Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria, the Sunday Times reported. It said the imams had ordered Muslims to oppose the promotion of the “poisonous ideology” of Isis in the UK.
Six senior Islamic scholars have endorsed the fatwa, the first of its kind issued in the UK, describing Britons allied to Islamic State cells as “heretics”....
From the Independant:
Alan Henning: British Muslim leaders unite to urge Isis to release UK hostage‘We are not prepared to let these lunatics hijack our faith’ - read the letter and add your name to the #NotInMyName list
17 September 2014
More than 100 Muslim leaders today make an unprecedented joint appeal to the kidnappers of Alan Henning to release the aid worker unharmed or commit the “worst condemnable sin” against Islam.
The statement to The Independent has been signed by dozens of Imams from across the UK as well as community leaders and other prominent Muslims. It has been passed on to Mr Henning’s family.
It pleads with those holding the British hostage to accept that he was on a mission to Syria to help innocent civilians and to see the errors of their ways.
“In Islam, concern for fellow humans and the duty to help everyone is a religious obligation,” they write. “Anyone undertaking a humanitarian act is paving his or her way to receive help from heaven....
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