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72 Virgins With Round And Firm Chests 6 An ISIS Poem Written For Recruits.

An ISIS poem speaks about an afterlife promise of 72 virgins with round and firm chests better than the best. According to the poem, such reward awaits those who shall devote their life and full strength into fighting to what they call as the holy war. Whoever fights to his death shall be called the holly warrior.

"You turn and behold! The voices are singing Coming from Maidens so fair and enchanting,

These are the Hoorees with round and firm chests Pure untouched virgins, they're better than the best,

Seventy-two in all, with large eyes of dark hue Each one created especially for you," read some lines of the poem.

A copy of the poem was found during an FBI investigation of two US-grown terrorists, Tarek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra. It is written in 2008 by Mehanna and was widely spread across social media channels.

Mehanna was arrested and will be charged with 17 years serving time while Abousamra escaped and had since been working as chief propagandist for the ISIS, ( The New York Post reports . According to FBI's information, Abousamra was the one responsible in posting ISIS videos online that show brutal massacre and beheading done by the group. FBI had since listed him as one of the most wanted.

The poem may appear to be of pure and genuine Islamic belief and could fool recruits with the purest of hearts. However, the Australian National Imams Council or ANIC is pertinent in saying that there is nothing Islamic about ISIS.

"Since the ISIS group was established we have been very clear about denouncing their lies and betrayal of our faith," His Eminence, the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, said in a statement.

The council reiterates that the phrase "Islamic State" refers to a period in history where all Muslims, Christians and Jews were living in peaceful coexistence. For that reason, ISIS' use of term "Islamic" in its name is a misappropriation to serve their political and violent goals, ANIC's statement reads.

ANIC also condemns ISIS' seized of important Islamic symbols and philosophy such as "There is no god but God and the Prophetic Seal "Muhammad is his Messenger." With this, the council is calling for its Muslim brothers to only heed religious advice coming from respected Imams around Australia; for it is imperative "in countering extremism that the correct principles of Islam are taught."

ANIC is also calling for politicians and the media not to use the term Islamic, Islamist, jihadi and jihadist when referring to the terrorist group. It also underlined its objection to the government's decision of military intervention in the Middle East, reiterating that the people of the region should attain peace without Western military interference.

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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Sep 16, 2014
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