How does ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State as a Muslim religious organization compare to other Muslim religious organizations in North America and the world?
There are only a few independent, large religious organizations that offer religious guidance, family support, education and outreach to Muslims that serve people from several countries. It is important to note that in the Middle East, the governments are in charge of religious matters and so there is no need for large independent Muslim organizations.
From media reports, ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State seem to be an organization that serves several countries. ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State could be compared to existing large Islamic organizations that also serve several countries. From my experience of living in the Muslim community for the last 30 years, I have found that Muslims living in north America join the following types of organizations:
Muslim Association of Puget Sound is an example of a local mosque. This one is run mostly by Muslims who are Microsoft employees, organized and professional.http://www.mapsredmond.org/
Muslim Student Association of the University of Washington is an example of a college fellowship Muslim organization and are financially independent from the national group based in Virginia.http://msauw.org/
Islamic Society of North America ISNA is one of a handful of national groups. They deal with conferences where Muslims from all over attend, as well as education, fellowship and work with local residents to reduce fear of Muslims caused by the media. States with large Muslim populations might have a local chapter.http://www.isna.net/
Islamic circle of North America ICNA is another national group much like ISNA. States with large Muslim populations might have a local chapter also.http://www.icna.org/
Council on American Islamic relations CAIR is national organization but it is only loosely affiliated with state chapters in the U.S. State chapters do all the work.http://www.cair.com
(I couldn't get this link to work but google says it works, could just be down for the day)
CAIR Seattle is an example of a local chapter that deals with advocacy support for any religion. There are CAIR chapters in dozens of states. Local CAIR groups are financially independent from the national group.http://www.cairseattle.org/
The media and government is starting to go after CAIR as if it were a terrorist organization. Since CAIR advocates for Muslims who are targeted by the FBI, I can see why. Here is one example: http://www.cairseattle.org/case-studies ... g-attorney
There are not many other legitimate Muslim organizations other than the types listed above. I have had positive experiences with all the organizations I have listed. For countries with large Muslim populations, the government usually has a department of religion and they function as the religious guidance organization for the country, only after neighborhood mosques. For countries with small Muslim populations, neighborhood mosques are the first place Muslims go for assistance also. Larger organizations act more like secondary support service providers when local mosques are unable to provide needed services.
When clicking on these links, you will notice that the sites are speaking out against Islamic radicalism and denounce ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State. I doubt if you will ever learn that Muslims are speaking out against terrorism from the main stream media. The Muslim organizations listed above appear lucid, reasonable and family oriented. This is real life.
Where are the links for ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State on the internet? One is not able to find them. All we can do is wait for the media/governments to find them and then report out. Everything coming from the media/government about ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State is crazy, unreasonable and gang oriented. This is fake life.
The links above to real Muslim organizations show real Muslims giving real compassion and help to those in need. This is nothing at all like the nonsense that the state reports that ISIS/ISIL/ Daesh/Islamic State says. Perhaps this is one more piece of circumstantial evidence that ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State is not a real organization populated by real Muslims, but instead a fake organization populated by fake Muslims which is being used as a tool by world powers to advance agendas.
If ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State is real, then I would like to inspect their websites myself to determine their validity. But I can’t do that, because I can’t find one damn ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State website on the whole damn internet.