Danish Muslims condemn Islamic State

Danish Muslim Union declares IS an enemy of Islam

The Danish Muslim Union is publicly distancing itself from the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), reports DR.

"The Danish Muslim Union (DMU) condemns the organisation IS, its brutality, its killing of innocent people, its abuse of the concept of the caliphate, and its abuse of Islam as a religion to justify atrocities and crimes against humanity," says an official DMU statement.  

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A distorted view of Islam
The Danish Muslim Union is an umbrella organisation for several Danish Muslim organisations such as the Islamic Society and the Danish Islamic Council.

"The extreme behaviour of IS has created a completely distorted view of Islam. It reduces this beautiful and peaceful religion to nothing but a bogey and feared ideology," continued the union. 

"For this reason, IS has become the enemy of Islam with no legitimacy as a true expression of Islam or as a model for Muslims." 

 





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