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Good idea begun in the article-so, the Taliban, Fatah (PLO), Hamas, Al Shabob, Hizbollah are all not Islamic?

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Submitted by Mike Conlon (United States), Nov 24, 2015 at 00:31

Daniel,

You began a good idea in the article by asking (paraphrase) "so, the Taliban aint Islamic, huh?" Well put, and I'm using that as the core of a rejoinder I'm preparing for when this comes up in an exchange I'm in. So far I'v got:

So, IS isn't Islamic because they're violent? Then you feel that the Taliban, Fatah (PLO), Hamas, Al Shabob, Hizbollah and the criminal justice system in Saudi Arabia are all not Islamic? Because all practice violence comprable-in some ways identical-to the violence of IS.

Thanks for another good article, Daniel, and the core of an idea I can use in argumentation.

Submitting....

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