Egypt's top cleric issued a hostile rebuke to the Islamic State "group" binge-killing its way through Iraq and Syria.
Grand Mufti Shawki Allam, Egypt's highest religious authority said the Islamic State is "violating all the Islamic principles and the intentions of the Shariah (Islamic law)."
In his remarks, which were carried by Egypt's state news agency late Tuesday, Allam also said the "bloody extremist group" had tarnished the image of Islam and paved the way for the destruction of Muslim nations.
"Confronting terrorism requires international and regional cooperation on all levels," the cleric urged. "The Arab world's future is facing a hard test."