Western Media Praises Al-Azhar University For Condemning ISIS, Al-Azhar Turns Around And Says They Refuse To Condemn ISIS

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)

Get this. Al-Azhar University, the most prestigious center for Sunni Islam which is equivalent to the Vatican for Catholics supposedly condemned ISIS. The conference was made to be understood is that Al-Azhar was to issue a Fatwa to cement the idea that ISIS is to be considered un-Islamic and are now in the realm of Kufr (disbelief) as a heretical entity to be considered out of the denomination of Islam. Western news media last week got all excited and announced that Al-Azhar finally did it.

Well, today’s headlines throughout the Middle East media says “Al-Azhar Refuses To Denounce ISIS” (see the Al-Sarq Al-Awsat, the main Middle East Arab news source and Al-Arabiya.net)

It was all a lie.



The Egyptian news Yom7 clarifies:

“The statement issued by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif added that Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh Husseini, Mufti of Nigeria did not pass judgment against ISIS (Daash) or others as “unbelievers” but makes it clear that these acts are not the actions of the people of Islam, but are rather actions and behaviors more fitting of non-Muslims and this did not form a ruling of disbelief.”

“The statement issued by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif said that both the institution and the conference of the nation’s Muslim scholars know for sure that they cannot judge the Muslim believer as “infidels” regardless of his evil deeds. But what is properly decided that followers of the Islamic faith can never denounce their faith unless they denounces the element of monotheism and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, and that whatever the sins committed by the servant of Islam does not constitute leaving the faith of Islam.”

Therefore, ISIS’s Islam is no heresy according to Al-Azhar’s official announcement. This, all the while that the conference was established to announce ISIS as heretical:

“The statement issued by Al-Azhar in the conference was in its basis to cement the idea of disbelief and to consider ISIS heretical and to be out of the denomination, pointing out that if we pass judgement of disbelief we would become like them falling into the heresy of denouncing another Muslim which Al-Azhar cannot and will not approach under any circumstances being fare and moderate. Therefore it was necessary to issue a statement so as not to misunderstand the words of Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh Husseini, Mufti of Nigeria and not to attribute to him what is unbearable.”

A leopard will never change its spots. But will the western media admit it?