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Imam speaks against ISIS to a Michigan"crowd" of approximately 50 people.

Muslim leaders in Dearborn, Michigan staged a City Hall protest against the Islamic State (ISIS) this week, but only 50 Muslims showed up. That works out to around .02 percent of the state’s estimated Muslim population.

ISIS members were labeled “crazy animals” by Imam Mohammed Elahi of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights. “You’re a bunch of gangsters … you’re not Islam,” he said, adding that the terrorist group does not represent Islam.

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Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim leaders participated in the rally sponsored by the Michigan Muslim Community Council.

“The beheading of James Foley … is a clear violation of the holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed,” said Imam Mustapha Elturk, co-chairman of the Imams Council of the Council.

In two previous anti-ISIS rallies in Dearborn this summer, an estimated several hundred people showed up, not all of them Muslims.

In this week’s event, Steve Spreitzer, president and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion attended.

 

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82 COMMENTS

  1. Ask him ; dose he condemn the mutilation of children. Young girls having there private pars cut away so their sexual pleasure is stopped. Dose he condemn the marring of children. infants girls split by forcible entry.Is that Muslim laws ?

  2. Some Muslims have a job to go to, you know? Some Muslims also have other more important things to do with their time on a particular day. So 50 people went to a protest and now that means that the rest all support ISIS? How pathetic are you people? Talk about gullible. Are you people unable to think critically? Or are you naturally this thick? Just a bunch of hasbara heads. And if every member of the Muslim community in Michigan showed up, you would still have something negative to say. I know for a fact you people would say “protesting is not enough”. There is nothing positive or neutral you can ever say about Arabs or Muslims.

  3. Oh? One protest determines your political and religious belief? Wow. That’s really sad. So if I have work today or if I have to take care of an elderly grandparent or sick child at home, and I don’t go to a certain protest, I support terrorism? Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind next time I’m living my life according to my personal priorities.

  4. The whole world knkws about the Muslim jihadi groups .. Hamas, boko haram, isis, al Qaeda and many more.. they kill MILLIONS of innocent people sell women as sex slaves and rape, murder, behead and other dirty works just like we see in the life of muhammad, all in the name of ALLAH ! They convert Christians and non Muslims forcefully into islam hahaa is this not PURE GENOCIDE BY MUSLIMS ? Calling Israels acts genocide ? I know why you filthy muslims do that .. Doesn’t the quran teach you to HATE and KILL all the infidels ? Its a law there is no context you fool .. Doesn’t the quran say JUDGEMENT DAY WONT COME UNTILL ALL JEWS ARE KILLED ? WANT PROOF ? GOOGLE IT YOU LAZY LIAR .. Both radical and moderate muslims support terrorism

  5. The whole world knkws about the Muslim jihadi groups .. Hamas, boko haram, isis, al Qaeda and many more.. they kill MILLIONS of innocent people sell women as sex slaves and rape, murder, behead and other dirty works just like we see in the life of muhammad, all in the name of ALLAH ! They convert Christians and non Muslims forcefully into islam hahaa is this not PURE GENOCIDE BY MUSLIMS ? Calling Israels acts genocide ? I know why you filthy muslims do that .. Doesn’t the quran teach you to HATE and KILL all the infidels ? Its a law there is no context you fool .. Doesn’t the quran say JUDGEMENT DAY WONT COME UNTILL ALL JEWS ARE KILLED ? WANT PROOF ? GOOGLE IT YOU LAZY LIAR .. Both radical and moderate muslims support terrorism

  6. I live in Tel Aviv. Even when missiles were blowing up over our heads I never with my kids
    spoke words of hate towards Palestinians, but only towards Hamas who use them as cannon fodder. So much HATE directed against us, it’s sickening.

  7. Despite the low turnout, I think these Muslim leaders should be appreciated for taking a public stand against ISIS. Hope they have the courage to continue and don’t succumb to the pressure of other elements in their community. Wishing you and family well, Dan!

  8. What a stupid article! This was the 2nd demonstration against ISIS in dearborn, and hundreds showed up for an earlier one. They have also held vigils and prayer meetings condemning ISIS. I don’t see any Israelis holding meetings or protests about extremist settler violence against palestinians. I don’t see them protesting confiscating land, running families from their homes, beating shepherds, stealing and killing their livestock, vandalizing their mosques, polluting their fields with sewage, burning and cutting down their trees, stoning small children on their way to school…

  9. Nancy H. Nitzberg
    They had another protest against ISIS a month or 2 before this that was attended by 100s. I’m sure they also condemn isis in their sermons as well. I’m jewish but i know a lot of muslims, and they are horrified by these people. but there is also the sense that, since 9/11, they have to respond with a public statement condemning every crime that any muslim commits, and they simply don’t feel responsible for it, just as jews and christians don’t have to make a public apology for every crime committed by members of their own religion.

  10. Jacob’s Granny Guess we’ll have to wait to see how Jews & Christians react when as large a % of their religion as the % of Islam, start making beheading videos, forcing people to convert or die, bombing, crucifying, burning, raping, torturing, desecrating, etc, in the name of their God, the way ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc do in the name of their God.

  11. What a stupid article! This was the 2nd demonstration against ISIS in dearborn, and hundreds showed up for an earlier one. They have also held vigils and prayer meetings condemning ISIS. I don't see any Israelis holding meetings or protests about extremist settler violence against palestinians. I don't see them protesting confiscating land, running families from their homes, beating shepherds, stealing and killing their livestock, vandalizing their mosques, polluting their fields with sewage, burning and cutting down their trees, stoning small children on their way to school…

  12. Nancy H. Nitzberg
    They had another protest against ISIS a month or 2 before this that was attended by 100s. I'm sure they also condemn isis in their sermons as well. I'm jewish but i know a lot of muslims, and they are horrified by these people. but there is also the sense that, since 9/11, they have to respond with a public statement condemning every crime that any muslim commits, and they simply don't feel responsible for it, just as jews and christians don't have to make a public apology for every crime committed by members of their own religion.

  13. Jacob's Granny Guess we'll have to wait to see how Jews & Christians react when as large a % of their religion as the % of Islam, start making beheading videos, forcing people to convert or die, bombing, crucifying, burning, raping, torturing, desecrating, etc, in the name of their God, the way ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc do in the name of their God.

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