In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring
ISIS and many Islamophobes have surprisingly found a common ground: they agree that ISIS’ interpretation and practice of Islam represents “true” Islam. Both push this narrative in their literature and other forms of propaganda, and there is evidence this viewpoint has gained some traction in the U.S. According to a study published in February, 27% of Americans believe ISIS represents true Islamic society.
It would be nice if we heard from more in the Muslim world coming out and condemning what the Islamic State is doing,” Fox and ABC contributor Laura Ingraham said on her show in August. “You’re not hearing enough of those voices, if any. I mean, where are those people?”
Talk show hosts keep asking why moderate Muslims don’t speak out against terrorism, but they seem to ignore the vociferous, unequivocal condemnations of ISIS by Islamic scholars and Muslim activists worldwide. Numerous parodies of ISIS all across the Muslim world show a clear rejection of the brand of Islam practiced by the group, revealing that ISIS and its ilk are a laughing stock to most Muslims.
There is, however, another proof of the overwhelming rejection of ISIS that has not gained much attention from media analysts and pundits…
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