Many mainstream Muslim organizations have gone so far as to say the Islamic State is, in fact, un-Islamic. It is, of course, reassuring to know that the vast majority of Muslims have zero interest in replacing Hollywood movies with public executions as evening entertainment. But Muslims who call the Islamic State un-Islamic are typically, as the Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on the group’s theology, told me, “embarrassed and politically correct, with a cotton-candy view of their own religion” that neglects “what their religion has historically and legally required.” Many denials of the Islamic State’s religious nature, he said, are rooted in an “interfaith-Christian-nonsense tradition.”
via What ISIS Really Wants – The Atlantic.
This is a long article but worth reading. Set time aside with your favorite beverage and …I can’t say you will enjoy it, but you sure as hell will be educated.
Hat Tip to Tam.
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But if we could just find them jobs, all would be good in the world.
FWIW, this is real journalism. I wish I could see more articles this well researched and thought out. The author deserves accolades for this piece of work.
Fascinating read. Thanks for the link.
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