How many Muslims are joining ISIS?

à la Rob

Caricature of ISIS (or DAESH, to Arabs) by Ibrahem Swaid, United Arab Emirates. Caricature of ISIS (or DAESH, to Arabs) by Ibrahem Swaid, United Arab Emirates.

How many Muslims have gone to join the violent psychopaths of ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever we’re supposed to call it?

According to some, such as the ex-Muslim celebrity Ayaan Hirsi Ali, every Muslim is supposed to support ISIS. I mean, most Muslims are good people, but their religion is backward, tribal, and in need of “a reformation.” Ms. Ali then speaks in moving terms of the peace she has found as an unbeliever.

Then there are the experts, many of whom wear their partisanship on their sleeves. Those that lean to the left insist that the “Islamic State” is neither Islamic nor a state, just a violent cult taking advantage of the complete breakdown of public order in Syria and much of Iraq. Maybe so, but these scholars seem reluctant to get specific about how…

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