Finding a Strategy on ISIS: Something Needs To Change


Originally published in The New York Post

King Abdullah of Jordan called it right when he said the Muslim faith is at war against radical Islam. This is something our president fails to mention.

What can moderate Muslims do to defeat radical Islamists? They should banish radical Islamists from their religion.

They should speak out against the nonsense of killing innocent Muslims and nonMuslims and how foolish it is for the killers to think they’re considered a martyr by a just God.

These misguided fools blowing up themselves and others aren’t going to paradise. They’re doing the Devil’s work and they’re heading in the wrong direction. Dick Schmeelk Palm Beach, Fla.

As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, I advocate for proper and useful security measures and welcome any visitor to our mosques — including law enforcement officials.

However, I remind all Americans not to forget the spirit of acceptance and charity that’s a fundamental part of the holiday season. Let’s not stereotype an entire faith based upon the perverted beliefs and horrific acts of a rogue minority.

Let’s not create a divide among ourselves and allow ISIS to win.

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Nasir Ahmad

Clinical Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Rutgers University, and specialist in Infectious Diseases, Nasir is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Gold) in 2009. He writes on various topics including Islam in America, patriotism, religious freedom, etc and has published extensively both locally and nationally.

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