In wake of violence it’s time for a new version of Islam
AS a British Muslim, I’m sick of having to explain to other Muslims and the radical Left that IS is linked to Islam.
Social media has been flooded with messages of support and solidarity for those in Paris.
That’s been accompanied by thousands decrying these madmen as “not real Muslims” and condemning IS for having nothing to do with Islam.
Let’s be very clear about what IS believes. The ideas of jihad, genocide and a singular Islamic nation are not plucked out of thin air.
And Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of the organisation, is not that original. Their ideas are all based on Islam and a particularly twisted interpretation of it.