Obama said he intends to step up the military campaign in Iraq and Syria by air attacks and adding 475 American military advisers to the efforts.
The general consensus among the group supported the limited air campaign, but questioning the lack of diplomacy on the ground.
“If there is not a broad coalition in Iraq to include Sunni’s Shia’s and Kurds there will never be a stable Iraq,” said Hanif Mohebi from the Council on American Islamic Relations.
Religious leaders in San Diego said the Muslim community is sickened by the brutal images released by ISIS.
“Their actions have left zero room for sympathy,” said Imam Taha Hassane. “These criminals need to be dealt with.”
Muslim leaders are concerned that the president’s speech laid out a broad plan with little limits and an open ended time table.