A must read for those trying to understand ISIS.
For further reading, another good (and long!) article is this one- http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
President Obama and other politicians worldwide steadfastly maintain that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam and most liberal non-Muslims share this opinion. Several Muslims, too, express the same view. They label the terrorists ‘misguided youths’ but don’t seem to be interested who or what misguides them.
On the other hand, those who joined ISIS are clear: “We follow the true Islam”, they declare with full conviction and ridicule those who think otherwise.
Who is right?
Is it difficult to discover? Killing people who go peacefully about their daily lives clearly goes against human nature. So why do they do it? Apart from some pathological cases, the reason is that they are convinced that they do the right thing. Of course, these youths are misguided, but by whom or what?
To be fair – the Islamists are not the first to be misguided. Communists and Nazis were misguided by divisive…
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