The Wahhabi ideology is the common element between all Islamic militant groups, however ISIS/ISIL’s practice of the Wahhabi doctrine is more extreme than others’. In the following statement, Younus AlGohar challenges ISIS.

Until 10 years ago, people were following a wrong interpretation of the Quran. Now, since the emergence of this new clown, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (leader of ISIS), nothing they are doing is coming from any right or wrong interpretation of the Quran. What they’re doing is totally against the teachings of Islam, the teachings of Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammad. This is just an evil character calling upon all other evil fractions to join him.

Somebody from their group sent me an email message. They’re watching my YouTube lectures and they’re threatening me of fatal consequences.

I want to tell the world — mark my words in gold — what they are doing in Iraq and Syria suggests to me, in the light of the Holy Quran, that Allah is not their Rab (Lord). According to Quran, those who follow the desires of their Nafs (Self/Ego), then God is not their Illah.

The Quran said,
أَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ أَفَأَنْتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ وَكِيلًا

‘Have you not seen a man who has made the desires of his Nafs his lord?’

Their Mabood (Lord) is not Allah; their Mabood is their Nafs.

I want to tell them that I am the Representative of Imam Mehdi Gohar Shahi. I want to tell them that had it not been for the sake of innocent people in Syria and Iraq who are now subjected to your tyranny, the Lord has given me power so that I can topple up those countries with one [flick of a] finger. I have the Lord with me. The moment I realise that in [Syria and Iraq], nobody else for except these lunatic Islamist terrorists are left, then you will see that these two countries will be toppled up.

I strongly and vehemently abhor and detest their actions of hatred. They do not qualify to be called Muslims. Islam has been a pure religion; Islam was meant to bring about peace in the war-stricken society. ISIS’s version of Islam is bringing strife and bloodshed. This cannot be any form of Islam. Even the corrupted form of Islam is better than this.

In no religion has a woman ever been so disgraced and disgusted [as with ISIS]. Prophet Mohammed gave respect to women. Even during war, children, babies, women, even men who were ill were excused from war. For example, we have known Yazid bin Muawiya to be the most hateful tyrant who killed the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed; but even he excused women, children and Zayn al-Abidin, Imam Hussain (who was ill at the time). This is how we have the progeny of Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain was not attacked. But who are these people of ISIS? They’re killing people like they’re playing a videogame, and disgracing women.

Whoever disrespects a woman, he in the first place disrespects, disgraces and disgusts his own mother; because he came from a woman.

Prophet Mohammed taught Arabs to respect women. He taught his followers and disciples to make peace, not to make war. However, as we see today, [ISIS’s followers] have crossed all lines of ethical, religious and spiritual values. It is such a shame that Muslim leaders who call themselves Sufi Muslims and Sufi Scholars are quiet! Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi openly says that he is going to demolish the Holy Land, Kaaba — and no Muslim is voicing against them. They’re openly saying they’re going to demolish the mosque of Prophet Mohammed! If you are openly demolishing the Kaaba (the House of God), mosque of Prophet Mohammed and the grave of Prophet Mohammed, [how can] you think you are a Muslim?

You must denounce it. You must detest it in your heart and you must verbally denounce it, if you have any stint of humanity left in your heart.

If you do not denounce it then you yourself are a criminal. By remaining quiet on such an act of atrocity and tyranny you are encouraging tyrants to do more tyranny.

Let them know there are still people in this world who can distinguish between right and wrong. We [are] the organisation of the Awaited One, the Messenger of Love, the Messiah of Humanity, Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi, whose Sun of Hope is rising. Soon the Sun of Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi will rise from the west, lit up the entire universe, fill the Earth with utter justice and restore peace in a way that peace was never restored before. [It will] fill the Earth with justice like it was never done before. The time is not far. The signs have been manifested by God. These existential hateful souls will kill each other and this land will become pure land.

This is an act of atrocity, terrorism, fanaticism and extremism and there is no place for this in this world. All human beings are equal in the eyes of God. Whoever in whatever religion are carrying out atrocities and acts of tyranny, they are criminals in the court of God.

A terrorist is a terrorist whether that terrorist is a Muslim, a Jew, a Christian or a Hindu. Whoever they are, they must reach their culmination; they must come to an end and their end is going to be very horrible. They are going to die a very horrific death.

God can be patient with dishonest people, but he cannot be patient with people who do injustice.

Members of ISIS scream holding guns in their hands. If they think they are sons of men, they should leave their guns and come and talk. On the basis of holding a gun, anybody can become a brave person. I verbally, emotionally and religiously denounce this act of tyranny and atrocity.

These are the enemies of humanity and Imam Mehdi Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi will take care of them.

Let there be at least one group of people who can call a spade a spade. We know the truth; we know Islam. What they’re doing is not even a flavour of Islam; it is not even fake Islam.

They are those about whom the Taliban and Al-Qaeda says, ‘They are misguided.’ In the eyes of the Taliban, they are misguided. Who are they then? They have hunger for power and they’re lustful people.

When the young generation in the United Kingdom and other countries get everything they desired to get all their life and are able to do all the bad things they want to do under the label of Islam, then this is heaven on Earth for them. They are just fooling themselves; honestly, they know it is not Islam.