Here’s a bunch of articles/resources you’ll find useful on ISIS and the war in Syria…
- This is by far the best video summary of what’s happened, and how we got here.
- This Atlantic article is probably the most talked about piece regarding ISIS theology: “What ISIS Really Wants” by Graeme Wood
- Problem is, lots of Muslims especially took issue.. here’s the counterpoint: “What the Atlantic gets Dangerously Wrong about ISIS”
- Spiegel published an interesting theory and piece of research about who was really behind ISIS.
- and the Washington Post version here.
- The Soufan Group published an intense report from former Intelligence folks on IS.
- Read this on the Syrian refugee controversy from The Gospel Coalition.
- Lastly, Huffington has a great list of their own here.
It’s also good to note that many Muslim scholars and leaders have condemned ISIS. They just don’t get much press unfortunately.
- Iyad Ameen Madani, the Secretary General for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation here
- Turkey’s top Islamic cleric here
- Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) here
- The Arab League here
- Al Azhar University here
- Great summary at the Institute for Middle East Studies here
- Al Hayat editor Ghassan Charbel here
- Lots more summarized here
More to come…