I just finished reading Graeme Wood’s piece in The Atlantic entitled “What ISIS Really Wants.” It’s a long and comprehensive essay intended to intellectually define an enemy who has already by its actions expressed who it is and what it wants.
Wood does seem to realize who this enemy is as he writes, “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.”
Then why does it seem the official policy of the Obama administration — as well as Islamapologists — is to dismiss any aspect of religion being a part of the ISIS equation? Even the White House statement after the horrific beheading of twenty-one Egyptian Christian men referred to them only as “citizens” and “victims.”
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