Duke's Abdullah Antepli Compares ISIS to Crusaders
Obfuscation from Middle East studies academics on the Islamic origins of ISIS continues. Imam and Duke University Islamic studies professor Abdullah Antepli, speaking at
the University of Texas, El Paso, departs from the pack by admitting that Islam does indeed have something to do with ISIS, but then engages in the type of ahistorical moral equivalency popular in faculty lounges and corridors of power alike:
I'm not going to say that Islam has nothing to do with it, that they [ISIS] have nothing to do with Islam. As evil as they are, I can't tell them they are not Muslim; they are, as crusaders were Christian.
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