The following article written by our Executive Director appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel during the Israeli onslaught against the innocent people of Gaza.
Islamic Society of Milwaukee once again condemns ISIS and its barbaric behavior. Over the past two to three years, ISIS and the government of Bashar Al-Assad have slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Syria. ISIS has also killed thousands of innocent Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims, Yazidis and Christians in Iraq.
The murder of James Foley and the manner in which it took place was especially reprehensible. As a journalist, James Foley was giving voice to the thousands of innocent civilians who are the victims of tyrannical and evil forces. James Foley gave voice the Libyan people a few years ago and was captured and held by forces loyal to the Libyan dictator. At the time James Foley was captured in Syria, he was exposing the crimes that were being inflicted upon the innocent people of Syria.
The targeting and killing of innocent journalists must be condemned by all people of conscience, whether the murderers are ISIS, the Israeli government (who killed more than 12 journalists during their ongoing assault on the innocent people of Gaza), the illegal Egyptian government of Abdelfattah Al-Sisi (that has killed numerous journalists and continues to imprison others) or any other group.
We offer our condolences to the Foley family for their loss. James Foley honored us all and enriched all of us by his incredible bravery. We ask God to bless him for exposing the truth to the world.