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At gathering in Arundel, Maryland Muslim leaders condemn militants

At gathering in Arundel, Maryland Muslim leaders condemn militants

Saying they've been sickened by the murders of American journalists at the hands of terrorists, representatives of local Muslim groups gathered Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County to condemn the actions of Islamic State militants. "They speak for no one but themselves," said Imam Michael Smith II regarding the militants — often referred to as ISIS, which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. A video released Tuesday showed the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff at the hands of militants, two weeks after the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley in a similar fashion. On Wednesday, U.S. intelligence...

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