Indian Muslim clerics ratify edict condemning Islamic State and calling its acts 'un-Islamic'

September 9, 2015 7:17 AM

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NEW DELHI – More than 1,000 Muslim clerics in India have ratified a religious ruling condemning the Islamic State, calling the extremist group's actions "un-Islamic."

Religious leaders from hundreds of Islamic mosques, education institutions and civic groups across India have signed the edict, or fatwa, saying the actions of the Islamic State group went against the basic tenets of Islam.

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