Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Setting a New Islamic Tone

Seth J. Frantzman, jpost.com

Image from article, with caption: A poster of Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi hangs outside Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the Sunni Muslim world's most presigious center of Islamic learning.
According to former United States undersecretary of state for public diplomacy Richard Stengel, when the State Department asked Cairo for advice on fighting Islamist extremism, it agreed with the Jordanians, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia that characterizing terrorism as being driven by radical Islam was counterproductive. “They also told us that they did not consider Islamic State to be Islamic.” The US agreed and described ISIS as a “radical perversion of Islam.” ...

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