An Islamic State militant carries a piece of wreckage from a Syrian war plane after it crashed in Raqqa, in northeast Syria Sept. 16. (Reuters/Stringer)
U.S. and Arab warplanes continued to hit Islamic State targets in Syria Friday, targeting the stronghold of Raqaa.
The coalition is also drying up the terror group’s money supply by bombing oil refineries that generate millions of dollars a day.
Meanwhile, the debate over President Barack Obama’s strategy to take down ISIS continues, with some even questioning the way he views the terror group.
When he announced his plan to defeat ISIS earlier this month, he made it a point to declare the Islamic State is not Islamic.
“Now let’s make two things clear. ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim,” Obama noted in his Sept. 10 speech.
It may not be the Islam the president wants, but some former Muslims say the religion and practices embraced by the Islamic State come straight from the Quran.
“They are following Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in every detail. They imitate him by growing their beards, shaving their mustaches and in the way they dress,”Brother Rachid, a former Muslim who grew up in Morocco, said.
Rachid, who hosts the television showDaring Questions, gave the following response to Obama’s claim.
“I can speak with confidence that ISIL speaks for Islam,” he said. “Allow me to correct you Mr. President. ISIL is a Muslim organization. Its name stands for Islamic State so even the name suggests that it is an Islamic movement.”
Written by Chris Mitchell/CBN News
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