Prominent Islamic Scholar Refutes Claims of ISIS’s Links to Islam ~ YASMINE TAEB & SINA TOOSSI, GUEST CONTRIBUTORS, THINKPROGRESS.
Amidst all the uproar over the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), much Western derision has been aimed at the supposed failure of Islamic scholars to condemn the actions of this brutal organization. Pundits like Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity have repeatedly bemoaned Muslim “silence” over ISIS’s atrocities, and others have even gone so far as to state that Muslims as a whole are complicit in ISIS’s horrific acts. But even setting aside the demagogues of the right-wing media, many in the mainstream print press, usually a place of nuance, have approached examining ISIS in a less than fastidious fashion. Arguably, the most prominent among these has been Graeme Wood’s controversial piece in The Atlantic, titled “What ISIS Really Wants.”
Wood’s article purports to…
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