They have pledged allegiance to the Devil.” [Shaykh ʿAbd al-Muḥsin ʿAbād, about those who give allegiance to Abū Bakr al-Baghdādī]
As concerns continue to arise about the situation in Syria and Iraq where the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams (ISIS) has announced the alleged Caliphate, a number of so-called experts and academics have attempted to describe who ISIS is and what their aims are. However, unfortunately, we keep hearing unsubstantiated claims, hysteria and misinformation. At a time when people need accurate answers and credible solutions to highlight the problem and prevent the influx of foreign fighters to this region. I have compiled a number of edicts from a group of senior Salafī scholars, which are intended to accurately clarify the Salafīst position on these issues.