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Islamic State is 'anti-Islam and anti-human'

Islamic cleric in India says that anyone connected to the terror group cannot be called a Muslim

Published: July 08, 2016 08:39 AM GMT

Updated: July 08, 2016 08:46 AM GMT

Islamic State is 'anti-Islam and anti-human'

A prominent Islamic cleric in the Indian city of Lucknow says the so-called the Islamic State terrorist organization is "anti-Islam," reports The Hindu.

"ISIS is an anti-Islam and anti-human outfit," said Maulana Rashid Farangi Mahali, imam of the Aishbagh Eidgah mosque.

"People connected to ISIS cannot be called Muslims and terror-related activities are completely anti-Islam," the imam said in response to recent terror attacks committed in Dhaka.

The cleric made the comments during a gathering on Eid ul-Fitr where he also offered prayers that called for the end to acts of terror.

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