Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mainstream Islam and why ISIS has such strong support in the Muslim World

In one paragraph and a survey conducted by Al-Jazeera, Tim Furnish shatters the myth that ISIS is "not Islamic," or is somehow "radical" or "extremist":
Every time you repost something using the terms "radical" or "extremist" Islam, you are perpetuating the false narrative that jihad and support for violent shari`ah are fringe in Islam—when in point of fact they are quite mainstream. Here's some data from my latest public lecture: