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Hamilton's Muslim community is denouncing the extremism by the militant group, ISIS, a jihadist group that has taken control of large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and responsible beheadings of multiple journalists.

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton (MCGH) said their statement is not tied to any violence or hate locally as a result of the actions globally by the Islamic State of Iraq and Shams (ISIS), but rather a reassurance of their stance to Muslims in Hamilton.

"MCGH categorically condemns any form of extremism and violence perpetrated for any reason, by anyone and against any individual or group", said Dr. Ali Ghouse, chairman of the MCGH.


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