Haseeb Ahmed, a Muslim who is publicly urging people to unite against terrorism, published a short video earlier this month condemning the Islamic State that has now gone viral.
Ahmed, 26, who described himself as a "proud British Muslim," lambasted the violence being perpetuated by the terror group in the two-minute clip that was uploaded to YouTube and Facebook, and implored extremists who are sympathetic to the Islamic State and who reside in the U.K. to leave the country.
"For those people who do support these attacks and do support these terrorists who are killing innocent people — you guys should all go pack your bags, go to Syria, and never be allowed to set foot in this country again," he said. "This is a good country it gives a lot of people opportunity. If you're not here to benefit the country, then pack your bags and get out."
Ahmed — cousin of famed British boxer Amir Khan — also said that he believes that the Islamic faith is a religion of peace and that Islamic State members are not truly Muslims.
Watch the now-viral clip titled, "A Message to ISIS," below:
"Hopefully everyone should unite and be together and stand against these terrorists who aren't Muslims. They say that they're Muslims and they recite all these verses taken out of context," he said. "I condemn these actions — all terrorist actions. Killing anybody is against Islam. It says in the Koran killing one person is like killing the whole of humanity."
Ahmed continued, telling viewers not to be fooled by "propaganda and how people sometimes people scapegoat the whole religion."
Ahmed later told the Daily Express that Muslims in Britain need to be more vocal about opposition to the Islamic State, accusing those of remaining too silent of "contributing to the problem."
"Britain wants British Muslims to come out and condemn terrorism and on the whole I don't think they are condemning these things enough," he said. "We need to conclusively denounce terrorism."
(H/T: Daily Express)