Paris attacks don’t reflect the true Islam

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Originally posted on SJR

I just turned the TV on after coming home from a weekend spent in New Jersey with Muslim Youth Leaders around the country who came together to discuss how to stop radicalization, how to #StopTheCrISIS — and my heart almost exploded with pain when CBS 60 Minutes played an interview of one of the victims who was shot during the Paris attacks, but lived to talk about it.

As he showed the bullet exit wound behind his neck, just inches away from his spine, I felt even more compelled that we need to work harder to educate the world on true Islamic values which promote life and compassion towards mankind. When we asked the National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, how do we win the hearts of our community and mankind, he responded, “with humility,” which is not the ISIS way.

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