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When ISIS Falls, The Ideal Of A Caliphate In Islamic History Will Fall With It
Graham E. Fuller
Former Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council
The extremist group has tarnished the idea of a caliphate in such a way that it can never be established again.
How ISIS Terrorists Neutralise Guilt To Justify Their Atrocities
The Conversation Global
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Viewing ISIS's acts from a criminological, rather than theological, perspective offers some provocative insights into the minds of its fighters. Studies have shown that criminals commonly use five techniques to justify their acts - allowing them to effectively neutralise their guilt.
An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing
Author, broadcaster, and Middle East specialist
Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.
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Committee On Homeland Security: Was The Prophet Of Islam A Warmonger And Terrorist?
Writer, Editor, Speaker with The Muslim Writers Guild of America
To call Muhammad a warmonger and a terrorist is to call defending human rights as warmongering and terrorism.
What Is The Islamic Caliphate Doing In The UK?
Author, Human Rights Lawyer, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Universi...
There's something remarkable taking place in the British countryside this weekend. Tens of thousands of Muslims from over 100 nations worldwide are convening at Jalsa UK to pledge allegiance to His Holiness the Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad.
Defeating the Islamic State: Advice from Sun Tsu
Eastman professor of political science emeritus, Amherst College
Anti-Islamic State coalition military operations are underway, with the ultimate goal of destroying the Islamic State in Syria/Iraq.
A Tale of Two Caliphates
Writer, journalist and commentator
The real threat posed by ISIS, which is one that will linger on, is its ideological allure - one that has been able to indoctrinate people born and raised in the West, thousands of miles away.
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women
Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.
Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame
Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?
Unviability of Islamic Caliphate: Who Can Be Caliph? Part 2
Liaquat Ali Khan
Founder, Legal Scholar Academy and Professor of Law, Washburn ...
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ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs
Writer & Lawyer
ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.
Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards
Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.
How to Stop ISIS: Understand the Secrets of Their Success
Gay Muslim Writer, Scholar, and Activist
When it comes to sexuality, ISIS is obsessed with the evils of prostitution and sexual excess in infidel lands. But this
Founder of the Secular Coalition for America.
Who's to blame for ISIS? The political left holds President George W. Bush responsible because of the American invasion of
GIve Us Your "Huddled Masses," but "Syrians Need Not Apply!"
Brian Glyn Williams
Professor of Islamic History, U. Mass Dartmouth; author, 'Infe...
We need to face the reality that we played a significant role in creating the refugee crisis by overthrowing the Iraqi government in 2003 destabilizing the region. We now have a moral responsibility to those who are fleeing the warzones in Iraq and Syria.
Let the French Take Mosul
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.
This Is Why Muslims Hold Muhammad in Such High Regard
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his majestic spiritual power, brought man from barbarity to humanity. From ordinary human beings, he made them into highly developed moral beings.
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Al Qaeda Leader Al-Zawahiri: ISIS Is Illegitimate But Let's Cooperate
Two groups normally at odds may work together.
Why I Left America to Train in Jihad Under an Islamic Caliphate
Kashif N Chaudhry
Physician, Writer, Human Rights Activist
I am an American. I have a full-time job in one of Greater Boston's renowned institutions as a medical professional. Yet, I just travelled out of the United States a few days ago to renew my pledge of allegiance to the caliphate.
The Allure of ISIL's Caliphate
Professor, University of Southern California
Exposing the true ISIL first requires debunking the caliphate-building message. That can best be done by taking it on directly.
Is ISIS More Or Less Powerful Than A Year Ago?
This Timeline Shows The Lightning Rise Of ISIS
The Massive Cost Of Fighting ISIS
The Said El Djezairi Memoirs: A Must Read for ISIS and Its Caliph
Founding Chairman of The Damascus History Foundation
Emir Said goes into great detail on how a caliph-led Islamic State should look like. He actively engaged with Syrian intellectuals about terms like the "Islamic State and its Caliph."
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