Research Shows ISIS and Boko Haram Don’t Know Anything About Islam

ISIS and Boko Haram are two of the world’s most notorious “radical Islamic groups.” You’ll rarely – if ever – hear about these groups without also seeing terms like Islam, Muslim, radical, jihad, Quran, extremism, and so on. ISIS and Boko Haram, we are told, represent “Islamic values” intertwined with a political dimension. New documents, however, show that “members of ISIS don’t know squat about Islam.”

The Associated Press has analyzed over 3,000 questionnaires filled out by ISIS recruits. It turns out that this “radical Islamic group” is full of “Muslims” who don’t know anything about Islam. Hareetz reports:

At the height of ISISs drive for foot soldiers in 2013 and 2014, typical followers included the group of Frenchman who went bar-hopping with the recruiter back home, the recent European convert who now hesitantly describes himself as gay, and two Britons who ordered “The Koran for…

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16 most ridiculous reasons Muslims get kicked off planes

Charles B. Anthony

It’s not easy being Muslim these days, especially when going on holiday.

Reading a book

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A British Muslim returning from her honeymoon was questioned by police at an airport under terrorism legislation after airline staff reported her for reading a book about Syrian culture.ƒ

Faizah Shaheen works with mental health patients to prevent radicalisation. Oh the irony.

Sweating

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Faisal Ali and Nazia Alki were on a Delta Air Lines flight in Paris, waiting to fly back to Cincinnati, Ohio, when an employee of the airline asked them to get off the plane.

The employee told them that the pilot had ask them to leave as crew members had felt “uncomfortable” with Mr Ali sweating. To be honest, I don’t like sweaty people either.

3 Having a beard, obviously

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Mark French was kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle from Dallas because his beard was scaring another passenger…

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