Slaughter Muslim Clerics: Islamic State's new enemies are the 'Imams of kafir in the west'

In the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, IS, also known as Daesh, has singled out those clerics who have criticised them and said that the 'imams of kafir' (leaders of infidels) should be slaughtered.

PTI April 13, 2016 20:46:45 IST
Slaughter Muslim Clerics: Islamic State's new enemies are the 'Imams of kafir in the west'

London: The terror group Islamic State has issued a list of names of Muslim clerics, calling them "imams of kafir" and asking its followers to kill anyone who disagrees with them – including Islamic leaders.

In the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, Islamic State, also known as Daesh, has singled out those clerics who have criticised them and said that the "imams of kafir" (leaders of infidels) should be slaughtered.

Slaughter Muslim Clerics Islamic States new enemies are the Imams of kafir in the west

Representative image. Reuters

Muslim clerics across the world, including India, have condemned the attacks by Islamic State in Europe, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, saying being a Muslim is about peace, not violence.

In September last year, nearly 1,000 Muslim clerics in India signed a fatwa against Islamic State and other terror groups, saying they were "not Islamic organisations".

In a chapter called 'Kill the Imams of kafir in the west', the magazine said: "How can Muslims living in the West who claim to have surrendered themselves to Allah, completely accepting His rule alone, stand idly as these imams of kafir continue to spread their poison from atop their pulpits?

"One must either take the journey to dar-al-Islam (House of Islam, i.e. Islamic State territory), joining the ranks of the mujahid or wage jihad by himself with the resources available to him (knives, guns, explosives, etc.) to kill the crusaders and other disbelievers and apostates, including the imams of kafir, to make an example of them, as all of them are valid – rather, obligatory – targets," the Express newspaper reported, citing the magazine.

The group has published a list of names of Imams it has singled out as being "kafir". However, the paper did not disclose their names.

The magazine also identified those behind the Brussels terror attacks and praised them along with their photographs.

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