Mumbai: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslim (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday shared his thoughts on Islam. Owaisi, in particular, condemned ISIS in extremely harsh language, even going to the extent of calling them "dogs from hell". Urging the Muslim youths to live for Islam instead of dying for it, Owaisi said that the Islamic State did not represent Islam and were in fact anti-Islamic forces.
Owaisi held a public meeting in Hyderabad to protest against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The meeting – organised a day after Eid at Darussalaam, the AIMIM headquarters, – aimed at counter ISIS ideologically. Along with Owaisi, clerics from different Muslim sects addressed the meeting and criticised ISIS as being enemies of Islam who should be eliminated.
Meanwhile he said "If you really want to do jihad, don't take up arms. Feed the poor, work for their development, fund marriages of their daughters – this is real jihad," said the AIMIM chief on the recent suicide bombing which took place outside a mosque near the Saudi city of Medina.
"Attack by the Islamic state near Prophet's mosque was the handiwork of enemies of Islam. The Islamic State is demonising Islam and its militants are dogs of hell," he added.