Originally published in the Las Vegas Sun
he Islamic State has been making headlines since last year. The group is known for coercion, kidnapping and ruthless public beheadings of innocent civilians, all in the name of creating a caliphate across Iraq and Syria.
Furthermore, the Islamic State generates revenue to achieve its vicious goals through extortion and robbery.
As a practicing Muslim, I wonder whether the group ever studied the Prophet Muhammad’s life. The group fails to follow even an iota of the teachings of Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad promoted peace, forgiveness and free will, but the Islamic State promotes the complete opposite.