ISIS: “…the reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic.”


The quote in the title of this piece is taken from a very scholarly and quite extensive analysis which appeared recently in the online edition of The Atlantic Magazine and will appear in its March 2015 print edition and is based on the author’s significant research into the background and development of what the Obama Administration has condescendingly, and recently,  referred to as the JV team to “core al Quaeda” but continues, to this date, to refuse to call it what it calls itself: Islamic! In this writing, I hope to call attention to the already widespread notice this excellent piece of reporting by Graeme Wood has drawn, which “offers a blistering brief on the religious motivations of the Islamic State that should have been required reading at the extremism summit”, according to Jonah Goldberg in National Review Online, in a column entitled, with his usual wit, “Nothing to…

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