Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, who faces threat from the ISIS terrorist organization, has defiantly vowed to continue his work, saying he is "unconcerned" by threats on his life.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, who faces threat from the ISIS terrorist organization, has defiantly vowed to continue his work, saying he is "unconcerned" by threats on his life.
Sheikh Alsuleiman, who works with young people to steer them away from crime, was one of three Australian Muslim leaders named in an ISIS propaganda video released on Sunday night.
The terrorist group called on its followers to kill the trio and other Muslim leaders worldwide because they had discouraged violence in the name of Islam and encouraged people to follow the laws of the land.
Grand Mufti of Australia Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed and NSW Police Force chaplain Sheikh Ahmed Abdo were criticized in the video for working with government and police. Sheikh Shady responded on Tuesday, saying he was not surprised that ISIS labeled him "an apostate" and called on followers to "murder me".
"[It] confirms in no uncertain terms, that the beliefs, teachings, and ideology of this group, ISIS, are not in harmony with the religion of Islam," he said.
Shady said he was undeterred in his mission to teach and practice "true Islamic teachings" and the principles of humanitarianism, including Sharia's teaching to respect and abide by the laws of the land you live in. "As for the threats on my life – I am unconcerned," he said.
In the 25-minute video titled "Fight the leaders of disbelief", ISIS branded the trio as "collaborators, informers and apostates.”