How ISIS Distorts The Teachings Of Islam
Mubin Shaikh, a former extremist and ex-spy, explains how an oft-quoted verse from the Quran is often done in the wrong context.By Jake Godin | July 5, 2016
Mubin Shaikh was once lured toward violent extremism. But after breaking up a Canadian terror plot, he now works to deradicalize ISIS sympathizers through Twitter. This is his take on how ISIS and other extremist groups distort Islam's teachings to justify their violence.
"So, very famous verse, chapter nine, verse five, people quote this and quote it the same way I used to quote it. It says, 'Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.'
"Well, that's not what the verse says. It actually says 'mushrikeen' talking about polytheists, pagans. So what pagans are they talking about?