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What Is “Very Islamic?”

February 26, 2015

A recent, high profile cover story by Graham Wood in The Atlantic Magazine claims that the philosophy of the extreme terrorist organization ISIS is not only “very Islamic” but also “a coherent reading of Islam.” Fuchs Kreimer, a decades-long scholar of interfaith dialogue with Christians and Muslims, takes issue with this assessment.

“Wood fails when he doesn't state much more clearly—early and often in his 10,000 word piece—that Muslim Americans are as appalled by ISIS as the rest of us,” writes the RRC professor. In fact, she continues: “Muslim Americans feel vulnerable in our society; Wood's piece, selectively quoted by right wing pundits, makes the burden of these citizens even worse.”

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Read the original piece in The Atlantic.

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