Irony of ironies!
Ruslan Said says that the Islamic State is un-Islamic, but, at least in this report, gave no details, and did not explain how this misunderstanding of Islam spread throughout the world. He doesn’t explain how the Islamic State is un-Islamic — is it the beheadings? No, that’s in the Qur’an (8:12, 47:4). Is it the sex slaves? No, that’s in the Qur’an (4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). Is it the demand that Christians submit to Islamic rule and pay a special tax? No, that’s in the Qur’an (9:29).
And so, as we have seen so very many times before, someone who asserts that the Islamic State is un-Islamic doesn’t bother to answer the all-important question of how exactly the Islamic State is un-Islamic.
Said also said that “Malaysians who were involved in Daesh militant activity were doing it out of courtesy and sympathy after seeing the suffering by other Muslims abroad.”
Courtesy and sympathy led them to rape, murder, and terrorize. Interesting.
“Islamic State jihad not true jihad, says Jakim,” Bernama, July 21, 2016:
The jihad ideology bandied about by the Islamic State militant group or Daesh is not the true jihad as it contravenes the true teachings of Islam.
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) deputy director-general Ruslan Said said this was because Islam does not promote militant activities as practised by Daesh.
“Daesh militants are doing useless things and they won’t die as ‘syahid’ (Muslim martyr) as they want to.
“Their ideology deviates from the belief of Islam, which ironically, is a peace-loving religion,” he said in his speech at the special conference on ‘Daesh Threats Rooting in Malaysia’ in Kuala Lumpur today.
The conference was aimed at giving a comprehensive insight on the seriousness of Daesh threats, especially to the younger generation as they had been an easy target for recruitment.
Roslan [sic] said Malaysians who were involved in Daesh militant activity were doing it out of courtesy and sympathy after seeing the suffering by other Muslims abroad.