Friday, February 20, 2015

ISIS, True Islam

The Atlantic's Graeme Wood exposes the "well-intentioned but dishonest campaign to deny the Islamic State’s medieval religious nature," explaining that "much of what the group does looks nonsensical except in light of a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bringing about the apocalypse" — What ISIS Really Wants. An excerpt:
    Muslims can say that slavery is not legitimate now, and that crucifixion is wrong at this historical juncture. Many say precisely this. But they cannot condemn slavery or crucifixion outright without contradicting the Koran and the example of the Prophet.

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