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Muslim Leaders Wage Theological Battle, Stoking ISIS’ Anger

posted on May 9, 2016

The New York Times‘ Laurie Goodstein reports, “As the military and political battle against the Islamic State escalates, Muslim imams and scholars in the West are fighting on another front — through theology.” Although a theological approach to refuting the claims of ISIS rarely makes the headlines in West, the terrorist organization is wary of them and has already threatened the lives of several Muslim scholars. “This is what hurts ISIS the most. It is Muslims speaking out,” said Mubin Shaikh, a Canadian who once joined an extremist group and now advises governments on radicalization. “Fear-mongering is what ISIS is trying to do, whether to silence these people or to silence others as a deterrent.”

Read at The New York Times