Sheikh Shady has sent a response to ISIS after their death threat video calls their followers to kill him and other Muslim leaders worldwide. In a statement, he says he is not surprised that ISIS has labelled him as “an apostate” and have called their followers to kill him.

I am not at all surprised by this news, which confirms in no uncertain terms, that the beliefs, teachings, and ideology of this group, ISIS, are not in harmony with the religion of Islam nor that it represents the true teachings of our beloved Prophet Mohammad Peace be Upon Him.
The group also targeted the Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohamed and Sheikh Ahmed Abdo in their 25 minute video. Sheikh Shady says the video is proof that ISIS is acting far outside Islamic teachings.
I see this as unequivocal proof that mainstream Islam, as preached and taught by the overwhelming majority of Muslim Imams, Sheikhs, and Mufti’s around the world, is innocent of the crimes perpetrated by ISIS, who falsely claim that they are following the teachings of almighty Allah (God), and His beloved final messenger, Muhammad, peace be upon him. Many Australian Imams, including myself, have publicly denounced and preached against the hateful and murderous teachings of ISIS I am heartened to hear that ISIS themselves agree – confirming that mainstream Islam, which the vast majority of the world’s Muslims adhere to, is not what they preach and the recent video is a big proof of that. The Muslim world has been the first victims and sufferers of this deviant cult and more Muslims were killed on their hands than anyone else.
Sheikh Shady strongly advised that he will not be affected by the propaganda video and will continue his work as community leader to teach and practice “true Islamic teachings” and the principles of humanitarianism.
I am undeterred in my mission to teach and practice true Islamic teachings, which include the worship of the One God of the Prophets Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace be upon them) as well as compassion, mercy, generosity, selflessness, and kindness. I will continue to teach the Islamic principles of humanitarianism, and what Islam and the Sharia teaches me to respect and abide by the laws of the land that we live in. As for the threats on my life – I am unconcerned. This is the time of unity against all forms of violence and extremism.