ISIS and Islam

What ISIS Really Wants

by Graeme Wood, published in “The Atlantic,” March 2015.

Non-muslims cannot tell Muslims how to practice their religion properly.

The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.

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