“The Isis militant group has reportedly executed more than 300 civil servants from the Iraqi electoral commission, as part of a crackdown on those accused of promoting democracy and ‘ideas that distorted Islam.'” Yet virtually all Western political leaders, no matter where they are on the political spectrum, and all significant Western military, intelligence, and law enforcement officials agree that it is the Islamic State that is distorting Islam, and that Islam is perfectly compatible with democracy. Will some mainstream analysts kindly explain how it came to be that the group that so forthrightly and proudly proclaims itself to be the quintessential expression of Islam is actually so far from the genuine article, and detail what Muslim groups in the U.S. are doing to ensure that this misunderstanding of Islam doesn’t continue to spread within their communities?
No, no analyst will do that. And no mainstream journalists will challenge them to do so.
“Isis’s war on democracy: Militants execute 300 civil servants from Iraqi electoral commission,” by Adam Withnall, Independent, August 9, 2015:
The Isis militant group has reportedly executed more than 300 civil servants from the Iraqi electoral commission, as part of a crackdown on those accused of promoting democracy and “ideas that distorted Islam”.
An Iraqi security official told Spain’s EFE news agency that the executions were carried out by firing squad on Saturday in the militant group’s stronghold of Mosul.
Mahmoud al-Sauaryih, a spokesman for the National Multitude militia in Nineveh province, said that those killed included 50 women….