The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (known as ISIS) sees the world through the lens of a particular religion, which has advanced through violence, since its inception. Its followers live to perpetuate the example, teachings and violent practices of their founder, Mohammed.
ISIS’s Islamic worldview includes a coercive, violent persecution and mass murdering of “infidels.” Islamists demand those they violently conquer to either: (1) recant their religious beliefs and convert to Islam and the demands of Sharia law, (2) submit, as humiliated, second-class citizens (dhimmis) and perpetually pay heavy fines/taxes, or (3) prepare for you and your family to die!
While not all Muslims are violent terrorists, all violent terrorists we see today are Muslims. We must not blur the reality of their violent, bloody legacy of the sword.
Yes, Mr. President, ISIS is fundamentally Islamic—to its core.