Sunday, November 15, 2015

A message of caution

One CIA estimate puts ISIS' total manpower at 31,500 or roughly 0.0019% of the world's total Muslim population when rounding down to 1.6 billion. 

Muslims from around the world are making it clear ISIS does not represent their values. In a YouTube video, a Moroccan man expressed his condolences to the victims, saying, "These so-called jihadists only represent themselves."

In the UK, leader of the Muslim Council of Great Britain Dr Shuja Shafi, condemned the attacks “in the strongest possible terms,” labelling them “horrific and abhorrent”. Iran's Supreme Leader Hassan Rouhani denounced the attacks. In an official statement he called the attacks a “crime against humanity.” Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, has condemned the deadly terror attacks. Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the president of Indonesia, the largest Muslim country on earth, roundly condemned the attacks. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Egypt have all condemned the attacks, (though it should be noted, the unelected rulers who run the Saudi Kingdom and Qatar have routinely funded and armed jihadists in Syria.) The largest Muslim group in the United States, CAIR, quickly condemned the attacks, insisting, "These savage and despicable attacks on civilians, whether they occur in Paris, Beirut or any other city, are outrageous and without justification." The US Council of Muslim Organizations released a statement also condemning the attack.

After the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris earlier this year, numerous mosques around the world were attacked. The recent Paris terror attack may spawn another wave of anti-Muslim violence.

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