Andrew Bennett calls on predominantly Muslim countries to condemn ISIS

By Kathleen Harris, CBC News

Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom is urging predominantly Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to strongly condemn the “grotesque” violations of human indignity committed by ISIS.

Appearing on CBC News Network’s Power and Politics, Andrew Bennett said ISIS has a “warped understanding” of Islam and said the extremist group is attacking not only Christians and other religious minorities but also fellow Muslims.

“Countries that are in this region, predominantly Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, such as the UAE, Qatar and so forth, they need to come out very strongly and condemn this kind of persecution,” Bennett told host Evan Solomon on Wednesday.