Late last month there was an important story out of Dearborn, Michigan that went largely unreported. Muslim leaders gathered at Dearborn City Hall in late August to strongly denounce the Islamic State. In the wake of President Obama’s refusal to call our enemy by its name on Wednesday, Glenn felt it was important to differentiate between the sects of Islam.
According to the Detroit Free Press, imams from the Michigan Muslim Community Council organized the August 25 gathering. About 50 people attended the event that included both Shia and Sunni leaders of different ethnicities and races – all united in saying ISIS does not speak for them.
“You can't ask for any better than that, really,” Pat said of the rally. “That's great.”
Glenn was particularly impressed with the words of Imam Ali Ali, a religious leader of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs.
“ISIS is a terrorist group,” Ali said. “They don’t speak in the name of Islam, in the name of Muslims, in the name of humanity.”
“That is really strong,” Glenn concluded. “I just think it's worth pointing out today.”