ISIL enemies of humankind, enemies of Islam: Tahir ul-Qadri

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They have link with Islam, that link is the link of enmity, Qadri said while talking to Al-Jazeera

(Web Desk) – Minhaj ul-Quran International (MQI) founder Dr Tahir ul-Qadri on Thursday stated that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have nothing to do with Islam and that they are enemies of humankind and of Islam.

Talking to Mehdi Hasan of Al-Jazeera, Qadri stated that the only link ISIL have with Islam is that of enmity. “They are distorting Islam. They are exploiting the name of Islam. They are misusing the name of Ummah. They are misusing the name of Islamic caliphate”, he said.

“So when I say they have nothing to do with Islam, they are no more representative of Islam, Quran, Sunna and Ummah. They are enemies of humankind, they are enemies of Islam”.

Qadri said it is in response to Mehdi Hasan’s question about Qadri’s earlier statement in which he had claimed that ISIL had nothing to do with Islam. Hasan asked him that ISIL might not be representative of Islam but it certainly drew its ‘vicious brand of Islam on a distorted, politicised version of Salafi Islam’.

Qadri responded that he would stick with his statement as ISIL was only exploiting the name of Islam.