Thank you for your comment.
I have muslim friends who are horrified and saddened by what is going on and they certainly do not support the views of these terrorist groups. I feel for these people who have been victimized and marginalised just because of their faith as a result of these terrorist groups who claim to represent them.
I don't know any Muslims, perhaps I need to find a Muslim friend for reassurance. I have searched for condemnation of ISIS from Muslim leaders (and the general Muslim community) but have not found anything convincing.
I know that if I was associated with a belief system that was causing such innocent bloodshed in the world, I would either abandon it or condemn it as loudly as possible for all the world to hear. I would perhaps even find purpose and responsibility to help deal with the problem.
I must admit, I see Muslims in the community and I wonder how they are feeling because their religion appears to be hijacked and seemingly being used to justify such horrific acts.
Surely the Muslim youth in Australia, let alone around the world could use a strong Islamic leader around about now to guide them away from these extreme ideologies?
It's like the Christian world has the Pope. The world knows he speaks globally for Christians. Is there an equivalent for Islam?