Imam to draw attention to threat of ISIS

By: The Canadian Press

 | Aug 21, 2014 - 12:49 PM |
CALGARY - A prominent Calgary imam intends to draw attention to what he calls the un-Islamic beliefs and actions of ISIS in light of the murder of a U.S. journalist.

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.

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