CHICAGO - Muslims in Dearborn Michigan have denounced ISIS, and a group of Muslim clergy in the United Kingdom issued a statement condemning the Islamic State. But Illinois Governor Quinn's Muslim American Advisory Group has yet to make a statement about their ISIS brethren beheading two American journalists and their ongoing slaughter of Christians and other religious minorities.
ISIS members are "crazy criminals who are abusing our religion," said Imam Mohammed Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights. "You're a bunch of gangsters ... you're not Islamic."
Organized by imams with the Michigan Muslim Community Council, the speakers included both Shiite and Sunni leaders of different ethnicities and races, all united in saying ISIS doesn't speak for them, USA Today reported.
"The beheading of James Foley ... is a clear violation of the holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed," said Imam Mustapha Elturk, who cochairs along with Elahi the Imams Council of the Michigan Muslim Community Council. "ISIS neither represents Islam nor Muslims."
Muslims in the United Kingdom issued a condemnation today, saying "The Islamic State is a heretical, extremist organization, and it is religiously prohibited to support or join it; furthermore, it is an obligation of Briish Muslims to actively oppose its poisonous ideology, especially when it is promoted within Britain."