February 16, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Atlantic magazine, not known for its right-wing flights of fancy or profligate use of politically disapproved speech, has distinguished itself in publishing an important article which largely destroys the argument, made by most progressive/Marxists, that Islamic terrorism is un-Islamic.
"…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…" [source, Graeme Wood, What ISIS Really Wants, Atlantic online]
"…the ranks of the Islamic State are deeply infused with religious vigor. Koranic quotations are ubiquitous. "Even the foot soldiers spout this stuff constantly," Haykel said. "They mug for their cameras and repeat their basic doctrines in formulaic fashion, and they do it all the time." He regards the claim that the Islamic State has distorted the texts of Islam as preposterous, sustainable only through willful ignorance…" [source, ibid]
To the small group of national security professionals, writers and researchers who are all too familiar with the link between terrorism and normative Islam it might seem like announcing that winter is cold. But that would not only miss the point, it would absolve the professional Islamist apologists such as our CIC and the various Muslim Brotherhood associates whom Mr. Obama has empowered from engaging in a concerted campaign of disinformation regarding Islam.
It's impossible to predict what, if any, impact this lengthy and well researched piece will have within the DC brain trust, we don't hold very high expectations, yet it's gratifying to see a left wing media source have the insight and courage to publish the truth.
Somewhere, the late Christopher Hitchens is smiling…
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