Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

Is ISIS Faithful to Islam? by Pat Buchanan.

When we call Islam a “religion of peace,” are we projecting our own hopes? Are we deceiving ourselves? Are the Muslims we respect … simply secularized Muslims?

Aristotelian logic:

Is the hate spewing forth from the Ayatollah toward Americans and Jews un-Islamic? … Or is that what the Quran actually teaches?

Have the Islamists of al-Shabab in Somalia, Boko Haram in Nigeria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, al-Qaida and ISIS in Syria and Iraq—who daily die fighting in the name of Islam—misread their sacred texts?

Are they all heretics who fail to understand the peaceful and loving character of their Islamic faith? …

Or is the West deluding itself? Is it possible we are the ones misreading the sacred books of Islam and what the triumph of Islam would mean for our civilization—because we lack the courage to face the truth and do what is necessary to avoid our fate?

He concludes:

Islam is rising again. Of its 1.6 billion adherents worldwide, many are returning to the roots of their faith, seeking to live their lives as commanded by the Prophet, the Quran and Sharia.

Western survival would seem to dictate a halt to all immigration from lands where this deadly virus we call “radical Islam” … is rampant, just as we would halt immigration from lands where the bubonic plague was rampant.

Why are the people running the West so slow to understand? Are they malicious or stupid? Hey, we live in a democracy…

hat-tip Stephen Neil