Studies show that groups like ISIS act against the teachings of the Quran, and that Prophet Muhammad may have warned of the rise of religious extremism 1,400 years ago.
Physician, writer and human right advocate Kashif N. Chaudry writes in the Huffington Post that the Quran equates one murder to the elimination of all mankind, and considers persecution and disorder on earth as an even worse offense.
Additionally, Prophet Muhammad prophesized that a time would come when nothing would remain of Islam but its name, nothing of the Quran but its word, and that many “Mosques” would be splendidly furnished but destitute of guidance.”
He predicted that the clergy would be corrupt and source of strife, and that there would appear “a group of young people would be immature in thought and foolish.” He went on to describe these people as “the worst of creation,” saying that they would falsely call people to the Quran and commit heinous acts.
Caliph Ali, the fourth successor to Prophet Muhammad, reported that in the book Kitaab Al Fitan these people are described as having long hair, bearing black flags, not speaking the truth, and having names that mention their cities.
ISIS controls territories in Iraq and Syria with over ten million people. It also has activities in Libya, Nigeria, and other parts of the world.
The United Nations has held ISIS responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes. Amnesty International has warned of ethnic cleansing by ISIS. It has been designated as a terrorist organization by the UN, the EU, the United Kingdom, the United States and many other countries.