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Louisville Muslims denounce ISIS terrorist activities

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The local Islamic community is speaking out about ISIS.

An estimated 5,000 to 7,000 Muslims attend prayers at mosques in the Louisville area.

On Monday, Muslim leaders in Louisville came together to denounce the terrorist group, and to remind non-Muslims that ISIS does not represent their religion.

"I feel like our religion, Islamic faith has been hijacked once more," said Haleh Karimi with the Independent Muslims of Louisville. "This happened on Sept. 11 and this is another one of those. We in the Islamic community, we need to stand up against them and let the people know. This has nothing to do with Islam. What they are doing is inhumane and unjust and un-Islamic."

Meanwhile, the Iraqi military says U.S. and Iraqi war planes are bombing terrorists around Mosul, which is still controlled by ISIS.

The outgoing prime minister says his troops are weakening Sunni Muslim extremists who've killed American reporter James Foley and civilians across Iraq and Syria.

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