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Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

CAIRO (AP) - The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, has launched a campaign against an extremist group in Syria and Iraq, saying it is not an "Islamic State."

The office of the Grand Mufti is challenging the recently rebranded name of the Islamic State group, which controls wide swaths of Iraq and Syria and has declared a self-styled caliphate there.

Ibrahim Negm, adviser to the mufti, says the campaign will suggest foreign media drop using "Islamic State" in favor of the "al-Qaida Separatists in Iraq and Syria," or the acronym "QSIS."

According to Egypt's state news agency, Negm said Sunday the campaign will be launched on the Internet and social media in English.

Egyptian and Saudi clerics have criticized the group, calling it a danger to Islam.

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ram4131 August 24 2014 at 11:50 AM

It's about freakin time Muslims took a stand against these twisted psychos.

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reynalenavt August 24 2014 at 10:56 AM

They hide their faces, while they commit atrocities too horrible to innocent people, they teach the young to in their evil inhumane way. I appreciate Mr. Negms idea. However my choice of a new name would be to call them by the reputation they've earned Satans' Seed......

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Bob August 24 2014 at 12:27 PM

ISIS...QSIS... what's the diff. I say their name will be TARGET.

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ROB SYKES August 24 2014 at 11:19 AM

How come they are not doing anything meaningful to stop their so called brothers? Just running their mouths with nonsense and lies…

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kaustin August 24 2014 at 10:40 AM

I can think of a few names for them....

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fjdlv kaustin August 24 2014 at 3:24 PM

IS-holes!!! (with or without the qualifier "farging corksucking" - Johnny Dangerously

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user560870 August 24 2014 at 12:10 PM

If it ISIS is a danger to Islam according to Egyptian and Saudi clerics, why don't THEY do something about ISIS? I will tell you why, because they too are Muslims and WILL NOT raise a hand against them. But its ok if the United States and other so called "infidels" do the dirty work for them!

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Jerry August 24 2014 at 11:09 AM

Changing their name will change everything....Like from "Colored people", to "Negros", to "Afro Americans" to "Blacks" to "African Americans" yeah, renaming changes everything.

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Trouble August 24 2014 at 10:58 AM

my name choice would be scum

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drb107 August 24 2014 at 12:27 PM

Then i would suggest that people of the Islamic faith kill them or risk losing any ligitimate claim to a human faith in whatever god you worship

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Dear Deb August 24 2014 at 1:00 PM

New Name: ISHITS

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