JadedWolf Posted September 23, 2014 Share Posted September 23, 2014 I think you will find that many young jihadists these days have only a very superficial notion of Islam: No strangers to religious conviction, the Burnhams gently engaged their captors in theological discussion and found these jihadists to be shallow, even adolescent, in their faith. Unfamiliar with the Koran, the outlaws had only a sketchy notion of Islam, which they saw as a set of behavioral rules, to be violated when it suited them. Kidnapping, murder, and theft were justified by their special status as “holy warriors.” One by one they sexually appropriated several of the women captives, claiming them as “wives.” -Mark Bowden "Jihadists in Paradise". The Atlantic I think one would-be IS fighter trying to book a flight to Syria was arrested with a copy of "Islam for Dummies" in his personal effects. Yeah, deep down, if you scratch the surface, they are probably more Ali G. than Bin Laden. Ali G. who just converted to Islam and decided to go radical. Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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