MJC urges UN to help stop Islamic State

2014-09-04 10:30

Cape Town - The Muslim Judicial Council has urged the United Nations to intervene and stop the atrocities committed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The MJC told the Cape Times that it “unequivocally condemned” the murders of civilians in the countries.

This comes after the mass murder of 770 Iraqis who were captured from a former US military facility in June, AP reported.

 The al-Qaeda-breakaway posted graphic photos in mid-June that appeared to show its gunmen massacring scores of Iraqi soldiers after loading the captives onto flatbed trucks and then forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch, their arms tied behind their backs.

The group also released a video on Tuesday of US journalist Steven Sotloff being beheaded. US officials confirmed its authenticity on Wednesday, Reuters reported. President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the group.

The UN’s top human rights body announced earlier this week that it will open an investigation into suspected crimes committed by the Islamic State.

Its aim would be to provide the Human Rights Council with evidence on atrocities committed in Iraq, which could be used as part of any international war crimes prosecution.

Meanwhile, the Claremont Main Road Mosque said it would dedicate this Friday’s prayers to denouncing IS’s murders and will hold a silent vigil afterwards in Claremont Main Road.

  • Shireen Abbas Davids - 2014-09-04 10:40

    Algamdu ! Get rid of all these isis terrorist

      Riad Mahomed - 2014-09-04 13:10

      @Semper: I guess that you enjoy the rhetoric from sheer ignorance. There’s no excuse to stupidity. Educate yourself by using technology…………..I am sure you are intelligent in your own right so don’t portray being an idiot.

      Riad Mahomed - 2014-09-04 14:49

      @Semper: Wow……would you like me to simplify my earlier comment for your understanding?……I take back my comment that you are portraying being an idiot…lol

      Riad Mahomed - 2014-09-04 15:24

      @Semper: Like I said, educate yourself by using technology, all the answers you looking for is at your fingertip…..don’t be stereotypical…….I’m sure you beyond that.

  • Yvonne Pietersen - 2014-09-04 10:41

    Nice to see there are a few caring muslims. Hope they are serious about condemning these militants

  • Marilyn Edge - 2014-09-04 10:44

    Why was/is the SA government condemning Israeli attacks on HAMAS militants?

      Faerra Bra - 2014-09-04 11:40

      Theo how many Christians are in the Knesset ? why are African Jews attacked and deported by Israelis ? Why are Arab Christians also displaced and discriminated against by Israel ? People like Noam Chomsky and John Pilger must also be stupid then

      Johan Grundling - 2014-09-04 11:45

      @Theotherview - Israel a democracy? Really? Is a democracy a place where certain members of the public have more rights than others? Is democracy a place where a certain group of people have their land STOLEN, where they are cut off from the rest of the world and continuously oppressed? Israel is an ILLEGAL ILLEGITIMATE APARTHEID state!

      sheeds.strydom - 2014-09-04 13:35

      When the government fear the people you have a democracy. When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. It's just too simple

      Zubeida Fisher - 2014-09-04 14:51

      @ Theotherview Then blockading people, humiliating them, rashioning there food portions not allowing them to leave for medical attention, ceasing and capturing land and forcing them to leave there and and build settlements for more Jewish people where they can let there waste run down into the Gaza'n areas. Lock them up in one portion that resemble concentration camps and this doesnt resemble apartheid then I dont know what is. Doing daily killings and locking up little children for throwing a stone at there massive military vehicles to show there unhappiness is not apartheid. Calling themselves better than any other race and others people are worthless if they not jewish then your view of them being a free and fair state is very skewed. Take your head of of your butt as these things happen on a daily basis in Gaza

      Zubeida Fisher - 2014-09-04 14:57

      @ Theotheview you forgot that Gaza was Palestine which consisted of the whole area where Israel now stands. There land was taken away they have no rights they are not allowed to vote as Israel refuse to give them there own statehood...... they currently the slums of Israel. As for Muslims being in parliament is the same as having white people in some parties they just there for show but has no say. They mere props to show the world look we have arabs in parliament. The Muslim community that live in Israel is so minute its the same as Christians in Islamic states. In other muslim countries Christians lives in peace with muslims and the Muslim state gives them there protection. (apart from what is now currently going on in Syria and Iraq before America came in there and bombed and created chaos and now everything has gone to hell

  • Lynda Griffin - 2014-09-04 11:04

    Well that's a step in the right direction!

  • Makhulu Zulu - 2014-09-04 11:06

    Most if not all muslims condemn IS but the cause of IS creation is purely because of the constant harassment of the West in the Middle East. Can you see USA double standards on Russia/Ukraine and Israel/Palestine as an example. Can you see the double standards on Israel having nukes and Iran having sanctions because of nukes. You have to create enemies when you behave like this.

      Buzzbar - 2014-09-04 11:39

      Really? Where do you see this condemnation. Certainly not on these forums where they condemn Israel repeatedly...

      Zubeida Fisher - 2014-09-04 15:06

      @Buzzbar the Muslims that regular read these articles LIKE MYSELF have condemned ISIS AND BOKOHARAM AND ANY OTHER FANATICAL GROUP MANY TIMES.

  • Brad Saunders - 2014-09-04 11:18

    Courageous call now extend that call to all likeminded Muslims throughout the world.

      Shireen Abbas Davids - 2014-09-04 13:33

      Actually MJC speaks for all us likeminded muslims u idiot !

      Zubeida Fisher - 2014-09-04 15:09

      its not just MJC but MANY Muslim bodies all around the world that have denounced ISIS

  • rob.stone.39 - 2014-09-04 11:19

    Why the UN? What about all their rich muslim brothers next door - Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE? Surely they would want to help to stop there fellow Muslims getting killed.

      Faerra Bra - 2014-09-04 11:54

      Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE regimes are installed supported and armed by the UN - Biggest Western arms depot - without them US arms industry will collapse

  • Rod Glod - 2014-09-04 11:19

    So where is the march in protest..Oh I jews involved...

      Faerra Bra - 2014-09-04 11:56

      Don't see any Christians arranging protest Marches either - in fact I challenge other faiths to be better than the Muslims by arranging an anti ISIS Protest .......

      Riad Mahomed - 2014-09-04 12:39

      @Rod: you are the epitome of ignorance, I suggest next time you do some searching over the web and you would quickly realize how idiotic your above comment is.

      Bob Van Wilder - 2014-09-04 13:12

      Try and watch the news beanbag - there was a protest against Isis last weekend.

  • Bafana Malaza - 2014-09-04 11:28

    These guys must come for all the racists in our country. That's the only way to eliminate the scourge and indignity brought about by racists who believe they are a superior species.

      Raymond Randall - 2014-09-04 11:39

      So u want to have your own race killed off ?? Pretty stupid if u ask me moron

  • jellywaba - 2014-09-04 11:33

    Why not spend that energy on urging the UN to stop the murderous terrorist regime of the US government instead of selling out your brothers? IDIOTS!

  • Alan Yates - 2014-09-04 11:35

    Which Moslem sect is at this Mosque? Sunni/Sufi/Sh'ite? Apparently Moslem Brotherhood and ISIS are Sunni. Is the MJC aligned to the Global Muslim Brotherhood? Who are the directors? Trustees? Etc? How much money do they get from "halal" food certificates imposed on all non Moslems without consultation?

      Faerra Bra - 2014-09-04 11:59

      Right Next to the Halaal Stamp on prodcuts you will find the Milshik or kosher stamps

      Wheaty Bix - 2014-09-04 12:55

      Mjc is sunni. Isis are salafi

  • SunshinyDay - 2014-09-04 12:02

    Muslim Judicial Council, what have YOU done to intervene?

  • Mashooda Dhorat - 2014-09-04 12:08

    Shukr MJC but there is just no pleasing some people. Now if we can see the SA zonist federation and or the jewish board of deputies condemn the israeli genocide and ask the UN to help stop the murder of Palestinians, we in SA can start returning to our new democracy and be just. It would also be nice to see the jewish community and their supporters march in condemnation of israel instead of having a bring and braai at huddle park to celebrate the genocide in israel. Thank you in advance for all the all the thumbs down, at least you read my comment.

  • Wheaty Bix - 2014-09-04 12:15

    People, remember. ISIS are salafists. We are sunni. That's like the catholic church involving itself in the affairs of the jehovas witnesss. Sunnis, salafis and shias are different fishies in the fish pond. The palestinians are sunnis, the iraqis are shias. Shias are the jehova witnesses of the Islamic world.

      jellywaba - 2014-09-04 12:55

      You are obviously ignorant as to the etymology of the word 'salaaf'. At least be educated enough to provide an informed opinion.

      sheeds.strydom - 2014-09-04 13:26

      What nonsense

  • schewitz - 2014-09-04 12:20

    Add Hezbollah, boko haram, al shabab, Hamas , Islamic jihad, alqaeda and the rest of the crazy jihadist groups

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-09-04 12:31

    Let the Islamic world stand up for once and take matters into their own hands. It's their brothers who are the barbarians. The UN is powerless to stop such hate.

      Zubeida Fisher - 2014-09-04 15:24

      Lets not forget that America when into Iraq on the pretext of Weapons of Mass distruction still no weapons found. Created havoc and stole the oil and still stealing that oil. They made the mess they need to clean it up

  • Kholekile Nyati - 2014-09-04 12:35

    @ Faerra Bra:- Why do you have to join a protest organised by others? Why not start the protest yourself... and others follow?

      Faerra Bra - 2014-09-04 12:52

      My view of ISIS is very biased against Saudi and the US (and its allies) for providing finance, intelligence, training and arms to ISIS therefore my protest would be anti-US and anti-Saudi and anti western hired guns which is not for the same reason that some of the are referring to.

  • Wheaty Bix - 2014-09-04 12:52

    @sumaiya, Isis=salafism... Do your research

  • Lorenzo Bacela - 2014-09-04 12:52

    The UN also does this, they delay until millions die same as the did in Uganda. They only serve their interests

  • Lorenzo Bacela - 2014-09-04 12:54

    The UN always delays until millions die, just like they took their time with Uganda and other countries.

  • Dietrich Berner - 2014-09-04 13:03

    Wheaty, that explains why Sunni Muslims do protest against the Shia Muslims. The majority consider the minority as a sect in Islam and protest against the actions of the sect. Do Sunnis also protest against the atrocities commited by Sunnis, for example Hamas? And to what group does Al Qaida, Boko Haram, Al Shabab and other groups belong? Sunni or Shia?

      Zubeida Fisher - 2014-09-04 15:27

      We don't protest against sunny or shia or any of those sects. To me Muslims are Muslims. I denounce ISIS, Boko Haram for what they doing. I however do not denounce Hamas as they are freedom fighters for there land and not terrorist as others see them.

  • Dietrich Berner - 2014-09-04 13:07

    But whatever, I am encouraged that some Muslims do say: "This is wrong"

  • Jayden - 2014-09-04 13:09

    Everytime they condemn the west , blaming everyone for this barbaric ,

  • Hilton O'Connell - 2014-09-04 13:24

    whats the problem this is brother against brother. You guys are all brotherly against Jews and the West. Shut the f@!k up. KRY VIR JOU N BIETJIE.Not nicr seeing terror against people HEY

  • Mfumbayelangabi Silwane - 2014-09-04 13:26

    Tell the secret societies to stop the massacre....

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