As a Syrian-American Muslim, I would like to express my deep condemnation of the actions carried out by the abhorrent group called the Islamic State. Their action is not only reprehensible but completely against my faith as a Muslim and my beliefs. Their actions and views are condemned by any standard .
I would like to send my dearest condolences to the family of James Foley, a courageous American hero who was killed by this group while trying to reveal to the world the suffering of the Syrian people, expressing the American values of liberty and human dignity.
Bassam Moushmoush, MD