Grotesque acts contrary to Islam

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Originally published in Erie

The Islamic State militant group committed yet another gruesome act by burning a Jordanian pilot alive, and then publishing the horrific video online.

 

This act is completely outside the teachings of Islam. The life history of Prophet Muhammad tells us a different story. When the Meccans attacked the Muslims in Medina, they incurred a horrible defeat and many of them were captured as prisoners. Prophet offered these POWs freedom in exchange for them to train a Muslim to read and write. And by doing so those POWs were allowed to go back to their homes, despite having even killed Muslims. Similarly, he ordered his followers to feed the prisoners before they fed themselves.

 

What the militants did to the Jordanian pilot and Japanese journalist and countless other innocent people is in complete contrast to the teachings of Islam.

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