Mohamed, the founder of Islam: ‘If I were a Muslim today, I would be a member of ISIS’
Former Muslim: ‘If I were a Muslim today, I would be a member of ISIS’
Why young men and some young women join the brutal ranks of Isis, is something that’s hard for Westerners to understand. But native Saudi Al Fadi, has an interesting explanation. It’s because they want to.
Fadi, founder of the Center for Islamic Research and Awareness told FoxNews.com’s “Spirited Debate’ it’s a complication situation. He left the Muslim faith fifteen years ago and he says of himself, “If I were a Muslim today, I would have been a member of ISIS.”
Fadi grew up in the Madrassas or Islamic schools, which thousands of Muslims attend today.
There, he says many were taught an ideology that ISIS members claim is the true form of Islam. “I was [a] very indoctrinated Muslim,” he says. “All of my teachings… at the Madrassas, in the Mosque were basically similar to those kinds of ideology … meaning that you always aspire to have a caliphate. You have one authority, one political and religious authority.”
There is a growing call for reform. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University believes now is the time to reform Islamic teachings in schools. Al-Tayeb says the culprit behind radical Islam is a misreading of the Koran that has led to erroneous, interpretations of Islam.
“It’s a noble…. gesture on his part to try to relook again at the interpretation of the Koran. But the problem is, you have fourteen hundred years… of history that backs up the interpretation we’re seeing basically by groups like ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shaba and Al Qaeda,” said Fadi.
NOTE: Take away public sharia, death for apostasy and the jihad, and Islam falls apart like a cheap suit.