North Texas Muslim leaders condemned the "horrific barbarism" of the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group dominating crucial portions of Iraq and Syria.

In a press conference this morning in East Dallas, Alia Salem, the executive director of the DFW chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said continued violence from the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and its allies prompted Muslim leaders to speak out now. ISIS and its allies are "barbarians," who do "not represent Islam," said Salem, of the CAIR civil rights organization.

Salem was joined by several others, including Dallas attorney Khalid Hamideh. "We should not be judged by the actions of some barbaric terrorist group overseas," Hamideh said.

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