This ISIS video, once again slickly produced, features English-speaking jihadists calling Muslims to wage jihad, copiously quoting Qur’an and appealing to Islamic doctrine. It would be refreshing if Muslim spokesmen in the West who claim to reject this understanding of Islam explained how these Muslims were getting Islam wrong. But they won’t.
Note that the second speaker appeals to Muslims to read the Qur’an in order to discover the necessity of waging violent jihad. Note also that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is referred to as emir al-momineen, leader of the believers — that is, the caliph.
Video thanks to Benedict.