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Debate misguided as to how ‘Islamic’ Islamic State is

By Ishaan Tharoor
From page A8 | February 21, 2015 |

WASHINGTON — What does the Islamic State really want? The extremist militants have carved a fiefdom of their own in the imploding nation-states of Syria and Iraq. They have proclaimed a caliphate and lured thousands of foreign fighters to their ranks. They have butchered untold numbers of innocents, enslaved women and beheaded hostages.

But to what end?

This week, the Atlantic answered the question in the form of a 10,000-word cover story by Graeme Wood. Through interviews with a number of Islamic State supporters and sympathizers, Wood builds a case for why we should take the jihadists’ religious worldview seriously.

“The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic,”…

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