A Deadly Confirmation

In my post on the attack at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters back on January 8th of this year, I made the following remarks:

“It will not do to say, ‘Well, the terrorists aren’t really followers of Islam.’  The plain truth is, yes, they are.”

While it may be a striking example of “confirmation bias” at work, Graeme Wood has published a long article in the March issue of The Atlantic exploring just how deeply religious the members of ISIS are.  I invite you to read it, and be thankful for its length and its depth, for it is likely to be the best summary of the threat that militant Islam poses to the West, and to Islam itself, that you will ever read.


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