In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD

Condemning murder by ISIS / ISIL of aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning in the name of Islam

Barbaric and un-Islamic behavior by ISIS violates Quranic laws forbidding murder and freedom of religion

Submitters to God (Muslims, in Arabic) at Masjid Tucson and around the world, condemn the murders of aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning. We offer our condolences to the families of the bereaved.

Mr. Haines and Mr. Henning were aid workers (as is Mr. Peter Kassig, who is being held hostage at the time of writing this article). There was no excuse or reason to harm them or the many innocent people that ISIS has brutally murdered. Unfortunately, members of the ISIS-cult are ignorant of the Quran's teachings and practice a religion never authorized by God. They grossly blaspheme against God by committing their sinful acts in His name.

[7:28] They commit a gross sin, then say, "We found our parents doing this, and GOD has commanded us to do it." Say, "GOD never advocates sin. Are you saying about GOD what you do not know?"

The so-called "Islamic State" of Iraq and the Levant (also known as ISIS / ISIL) has used beheading and mass-murder to spread their message of hate and terror. ISIS's actions in no way represent Submission (Islam, in Arabic) and go against every teaching in the Quran.

Aggression is forbidden in Quran, and fighting is permitted strictly in self-defense (2:190-193, 5:87). These principles are blatantly disregarded by ISIS. Even if one is forced to fight (to defend oneself against an aggressor), if someone offers one peace―one is forbidden from fighting them (4:90, 9:6). However, ISIS completely disregards God's scripture, the Quran.

[4:90] ... those who come to you wishing not to fight you, nor fight their relatives. Had GOD willed, He could have permitted them to fight against you. Therefore, if they leave you alone, refrain from fighting you, and offer you peace, then GOD gives you no excuse to fight them.

Among the many commandments broken by the Satanic cult, ISIS, are the Quranic laws forbidding murder (4:29, 5:32, 17:33, etc.), oppression (10:85, 28:76, 60:5, etc.), aggression and forcible conversion. We are taught in Quran that life is sacred (6:151, 17:33, 25:68).

Grossness of Murder

[Quran 5:32] Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing.

The Major Commandments

[Quran 6:151] Say, "Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: ... You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill―GOD has made life sacred―except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand."

The Quran guarantees absolute freedom of religion (2:256, 18:29, etc.). Kidnapping, murdering or oppressing innocent individuals is completely against God's law (2:85, 2:190-193, 2:217, etc.).

No Compulsion in Religion

[Quran 2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.


We would like to repeat some principles for a Submitter (Muslim) nation laid down in Quran. Principles ISIS is ignorant of or deliberately disregards as it continues down the path of evil and rejection of God's words--the Quran. A community or nation that upholds God's laws is characterized by:

To summarize, the true religion of Islam (Submission) encourages peaceful coexistence and forbids the killing of innocent people for any reason. The focus is on worship of God and seeking God's approval in our daily lives.

We recommend each reader find out what God says in the Quran by reading it themselves and verifying the information it contains.


Editorial, October 2014

International Community of Submitters / Masjid Tucson
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