Imam Syed Soharwardy (sye-EED' SOH'-hahr-WAHR'-dee) plans a 48-hour hunger strike to create awareness about the terrorist group.
Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, is condemning the beheading of journalist James Wright Foley.
The imam says Foley's death and that of thousands of civilians in Syria and Iraq are crimes against humanity.
Soharwardy predicts the violent activities of ISIS won't remain limited to the Middle East.
He says the group is actively working and recruiting Muslim youth in Canada.