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August 15, 2016

‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

Filed under: Harm, History, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:48

I found this interesting for the fact that ISIS seeks out undereducated people with NO knowledge or information on the Islamic religion.   They want people who can be told anything and be made to believe it.  The article clearly shows many leaders of Islam saying the actions of ISIS is directly against the Islamic faith.   Remember that when you lump all Muslims in one category.  Hugs 

PARIS (AP) — The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out…

Source: ‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

Excerpt Below:

According to the documents, which were acquired by the Syrian opposition site Zaman al-Wasl and shared with the AP, 70 percent of recruits were listed as having just “basic” knowledge of Shariah — the lowest possible choice. Around 24 percent were categorized as having an “intermediate” knowledge, with just 5 percent considered advanced students of Islam. Five recruits were listed as having memorized the Quran.

The findings address one of the most troubling questions about IS recruitment in the United States and Europe: Are disaffected people who understand Shariah more prone to radicalization? Or are those with little knowledge of Islam more susceptible to the group’s radical ideas that promote violence?

The documents suggest the latter. The group preys on this religious ignorance, allowing extremists to impose a brand of Islam constructed to suit its goal of maximum territorial expansion and carnage as soon as recruits come under its sway.

Islamic State’s most notorious new supporters appear to have an equally tenuous link with religion. Mohamed Lahouaiyej Bouhlel, who killed 85 people by plowing a truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, was described by family and neighbors as indifferent to religion, volatile and prone to drinking sprees, with a bent for salsa dancing and a reported male lover.

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