Why ISIS Threat is a Problem of Muslim Leadership: Alan Henning beheading

Alan Henning_Iraq conflictIt was a sad day when pure evil took a good kind man who’s only mistake was to think he should help those in need.

A video was released by Islamic State militants that shows the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning, Alan was delivering aid to Syria in December when he was kidnapped then held hostage by IS.
It takes a serious piece of evil to have the stomach to cut an innocent mans head off.
A large section on Muslims has denounce the beheading and the terrorism, violence  in the name of Islam. most common response is  ‘they don’t represent me’ and Islam does not support killing.

This might sounds valid on the surface but merely being unsupportive of jihadism does not prevent the jihadism from growing, statements such ‘they don’t represent me’ is as good as saying ‘this is none of my business because I don’t agree with them’ many Muslims are in fact refusing to take ownership of the problem.

Why don’t we see massive large vocal protests on streets by Muslim community, Muslim nations building an action agenda against Islamic state  and war on terror, rather than having Western countries do it. Why this quiet “watch from distance” attitude?

Where is the Muslim leadership? How much longer will you stand by following others instead of taking lead?  long-term solutions are necessary to protect not only the true message of Islam but also the world we live in.

It’s essential for the silent Middle East Muslims to support the struggle of Western leaders, We can only beat Islamic State with Muslim support.

The solution needs to come from within Muslim community.


  • Mary Smith October 5, 2014 Reply

    Heart gotta put to #alanhenning family. Words can’t describe my disgust at his death

  • Arjun Thekkumadathil October 5, 2014 Reply

    This is so well written 🙂

  • Gabrielle Chan October 5, 2014 Reply

    ISIS have reached a point where they can do anything because their retarded brainwashed supporters will always defend anything they do

    • I agree, and thats why we need a short term and long term plans to tackle them.

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