Cape Times

Major sin to flee to lands of crusaders, says IS


DUBAI: Syrians and Libyans fleeing to Europe are committing sin by exposing their children to atheism, drugs, alcohol and sexual permissive­ness, according to a magazine published by self-styled Islamic State (IS) insurgents.

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled wars in the Middle East this year in one of the biggest waves of since World War II.

Most refugees come from Syria, Iraq and Libya – states ravaged by conflict frequently involving the IS.

“Sadly, some Syrians and Libyans are willing to risk the lives and souls of… their children, sacrificin­g many of them during the dangerous trip to the

migration lands of the war-waging crusaders,” IS’s Dabiq magazine said. The magazine said those who leave its domain were committing a “major sin”.

“It should be known that voluntaril­y leaving Dar al-Islam (lands of Islam) for Dar al-Kufr (land of unbeliever­s) is a dangerous major sin, as it is a passage towards kufr (disbelief) and a gate towards one’s children abandoning Islam for Christiani­ty, atheism or liberalism,” it said. It added that migrating to Christian lands exposed children to “the constant threat of fornicatio­n, sodomy, drugs and alcohol”.

“If they don’t fall into sin, they will forget the language of the Qur’an – Arabic.” – Reuters

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