Millions of Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don't speak for Islam, including American Muslim activist Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
"As an American, I am at war with anyone who swears allegiance to Islamic State. They are at war with us and with our way of life and we must be at war with them until they are permanently destroyed," said Jasser, author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith, to The Christian Post this week.
Jasser, who is a medical doctor and also served in the U.S. Navy, has been campaigning against radical Islam since the early 2000s after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. He says that the emergence of Islamic State has been a wake up call for many Americans and believes Muslim reformists are the greatest asset in the battle for freedom and national security in the United States.