This is a sad case of missed opportunity, one could say. Following the burning of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS last week, Egypt’s top Muslim authority, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, Ahmed al-Tayeb, expressed his “deep anger over the lowly terrorist act”. Thanks for that statement. We certainly need Muslim leaders to denounce the Jihadists.
Unfortunately, the Grand Imam added that the Qur’an prescribes “killing, crucifixion and chopping of the limbs” for those who kill innocent people, i.e. ISIS.
Not so thanks.
While violence may be required to stop ISIS, we don’t need to descend to their level of barbarity by slicing and dicing body parts.
I pray that we’ll see peace soon. Through this, perhaps the world will come to see that only through Christ’s grace can fallible humanity achieve true peace and mercy.