Is ISIS Islamic?

President Obama tells us that “ISIL speaks for no religion,” while John Kerry assures us that “The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings.” It is curious that this is perhaps the one proposition on which they agree with George W. Bush.

But is it true? Brother Rashid, a Muslim who converted to Christianity and now hosts an Arabic-language television show, tells Obama, “with all due respect,” that he is wrong: ISIL is thoroughly Islamic and follows in the footsteps of Mohammed.

It would be nice if Islam were a religion of peace, but what would be nice isn’t always true. Brother Rashid seems to know what he is talking about.

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