"They have nothing to do with faith and everything to do with fanaticism," Queen Rania told Huffington Post Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington at The WorldPost Future of Work Conference.
She suggested that the war against ISIL should be led by Muslims and Arabs with the international community in a supporting role as opposed to the current US-led coalition airstrikes.
The Jordanian queen further said the extremists are trying to "divide the world along fault lines of religion and culture," causing many in the West to adopt stereotypes against Muslims. "This is a fight between the civilized world and a bunch of crazy people."
She asked the Muslims from around the world to unite and defend their way of life.