“Counsel for Youth: This is Not the Path to Paradise,” Statement by Islamic Jurist Bin Bayyah (primary source)
Statement by a prominent Mauritanian Muslim jurist explaining to youth why extremism, suicide bombing, and ISIS are illegitimate according to Islamic beliefs and practices. Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah is a Mauritanian professor of Islamic studies at the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a specialist in all four traditional Sunni schoolsof Islamic law. Currently he is the President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.
Abdallah bin Bayyah President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies