The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations, which the United Arab Emirates has just designated a terror organization, says that the beheading of Abdul-Rahman Kassig was “anti-Islamic.”
This AP story doesn’t explain what they’re basing that claim upon, and Hamas-linked CAIR probably didn’t explain. It could be several things. They could be trying to get away with claiming that Islam forbids or condemns beheadings, counting on Americans not knowing that the Qur’an says, “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4), and that Muhammad beheaded between 600 and 900 men of the Jewish Qurayzah tribe.
Or they could be basing it upon the Qur’an’s prohibition of Muslims killing other Muslims (4:92). Yet while Abdul-Rahman Kassig was indeed a convert to Islam, he was a former U.S. Army Ranger. The video of his beheading made mention of his service in the U.S. military and called him an “American Crusader.” A Muslim who fights against other Muslims is to be put to death according to Islamic law, and that’s what the Islamic State did.
The third possibility is that terror org CAIR thinks the beheading “anti-Islamic” because it makes their job of deceiving Americans into thinking that the Qur’an and Sunnah are benign and peaceful, and that Americans need not be concerned about Sharia, all the harder.
“CAIR condemns ‘barbaric murder’ of US aid worker,” Associated Press, November 16, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations has condemned what it calls the “barbaric murder” of an American aid worker who was apparently beheaded by Islamic State group militants.
The Washington, D.C.-based Muslim advocacy organization issued a statement Sunday denouncing the purported killing of 26-year-old Peter Kassig and other civilians.
CAIR says it repudiates “the anti-Islamic ideology that produces such brutality.”…