Egypt’s Al-Azhar university cleric calls ISIS satanic terrorist organization

North Gazette News/Cairo
Perturbed over the burning alive of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the top authority on Sunni Islam learning Al-Azhar university cleric on Wednesday termed ISIS as satanic terrorist organization and called for crucifixion of its militants.

As per AFP reports, Al-Azhar university grand sheikh Ahmed al-Tayib termed the burning alive of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh as against the basic tenets of Islam and called for strict punishment for ISIS militants.

Al-Azhar university cleric expressed dismay at cowardly act and said that Islam forbids killing of innocent human beings or mutilation or burnings even during wars against an enemy that had attacked you.

ISIS’ brutal executions calls for ‘the punishment mentioned in the Koran for these corrupt oppressors who fight against God and his prophet: killing, crucifixion or chopping of the limbs’, Ahmed al-Tayib was quoted as saying by AFP.

Al-Azhar university cleric said that burning of Jordanian pilot or anyone else is considered despicable act in Islam.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud has also condemned the burning alive of Jordanian pilot by ISIS militants and called the killing heinous crime that contradicts the tolerance of noble religion.

Earlier on Tuesday, ISIS had released a 22 minute video that showed Jordanian pilot walking at gunpoint to a cage where he was later burnt alive.

In retaliation, ordan government executed two militants including the woman jihadist Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi suicide bomber whose release ISIS was seeking to release slain Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.