Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Graham Wood article: "What ISIS really wants"

Been much quoted in the web-osphere.
Here's the original link and here is the archived link.
And here is Sam Harris talking to Graham Wood.
Basically: ISIS is Muslim, even if most Muslims don't agree with it, and even if ISIS doesn't agree with most Muslims.  They're Muslim nonetheless....
And that's important for understanding their motivations and hence how to counter them.
As I write this, I'm listening to a BBC4 program Moral Maze, discussion the three Muslim girls who have headed off to join ISIS.  They're wondering about their motivations.  How about.... Islam...?
And how about: let's not worry about them, but not let them come back to the UK?...