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Student: Islam is not a violent religion

By Justin Matthews/KTVL.com

ASHLAND, Ore.- In the midst of the terror attacks in France and Lebannon, News10 reached out to a Muslim student at Southern Oregon University to ask about a Muslim's point-of-view about what's happening in the world.

The student says ISIS, and other radical extremist groups claiming to be Islamic, go against core muslim values.

"Of course it's not an Islamic state, it's a terrorist group, they go and killing people with no reasons, they believe in certain kinds of things Islamists don't even believe in," said Ibrahim Al Faiyez, a Muslim student at S.O.U.

The word "Islam," comes from the same root of the Arabic word for "peace."

Al Faiyez says Muslims go to heaven for spreading kindness, not by inflicting fear.

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