Russian Council of Muftis: Don’t refer to Islamic State as Islamic
Go back to sleep, kafir! Listen to what the Muslims are telling you and you’ll be safe…
(If you listen to these taqiyya spinmeisters long enough, they’ll tell you that Islam itself is unislamic right before they cut your head off.)
“Abbyasov said that the militants had taken elements of the Koran out of context.” We hear this endlessly; yet when have you ever heard a Muslim explain the proper context that renders the Qur’an’s violent verses benign? The most they say in the West is that these verses apply to long bygone days — a manifestly inadequate explanation, since it contradicts the express teachings of Muslim scholars beginning with Muhammad’s first biographer, Ibn Ishaq, who argue that the violent verses actually supersede and take precedence over the peaceful ones.
Abbyasov also “recalled that a group of over 120 Muslim scholars had released an open letter to IS militants and followers recently.” Indeed. It was a skillful piece, but ultimately deceptive, not dealing with the real justifications Islamic jihadists use to make recruits among peaceful Muslims — as I explained here and here.
So essentially Abbyasov is, like so many other Muslim spokesmen, demanding that non-Muslims not note the Islamic character of the Islamic State — which will make it all the harder to counter it. He is not saying anything that will actually make any Muslims who support the Islamic State change their minds.
“Don’t Refer To IS As ‘Islamic,’ Urges Russian Council Of Muftis,” by Joanna Paraszczuk, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, March 3, 2015 thanks to Robert Spencer:
The international community should not use the word “Islamic” when referring to the militant group Islamic State, according to the first deputy chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, Rushan Abbyasov.