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US Imam: Islamic State 'Damaging Islam'

The leading imam in the U.S. city of Minneapolis has condemned the beheading of hostages by Islamic State militants, saying the practice is "not Islamic." Sheikh Abdirahman Sheikh Omar told VOA's Somali service that under Islamic law, captives have rights and should not be killed because of their nationality. He compared the Islamic State to the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, saying the militants are damaging Islam more than they are attracting people to the...

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