The Koran, which like an NFL playbook, is the daily guide which ISIS follows for its justification.
CHARLOTTE, NC, January 24, 2016 – Every now and then, David Wood produces a brief video commentary focusing upon the absurdity of the politically correct approach to Islam. Wood is a writer/commentator for Answering Muslims, a blog which explains in detail the inaccuracies of Western thinking about Islam and its extremist concepts.
Recently Wood posted another brief, yet revealing, piece responding to a CNN story produced by Tom Foreman claiming that ISIS gets many of its core beliefs from…wait for it…the Vikings and Vlad the Impaler.
The saddest thing about Foreman’s commentary is that he gets paid an absurd salary to produce such absurd stories.
Rather than discuss the Islamic movement to the West and into China and other parts of the world following the death of the Prophet Muhammad, Foreman chooses to explain that many of the horrors perpetrated by ISIS are nothing more than copycat concepts handed down from the Vikings, Vlad the Impaler (better known as Count Dracula) and Adolf Hitler.
What is so misleading about Foreman’s report is that he never once mentions the Koran, which like an NFL playbook, is the daily guide which ISIS follows for its justification. Foreman also fails to mention that Islam and Muhammad predate every one of the movements and/or the people he cites.
During the course of his video vignette, Wood notes that Foreman completely overlooks verses from Chapter 5 of the Koran that explicitly outline the proper Islamic approach to terrorism to achieve their goals.
Wood’s monologue is the second of a two-part video that eviscerates CNN’s misguided interpretations of Islam. Though his sarcasm about the influx of Muslim refugees into the West is intense, Wood’s points are well-founded, especially when he pokes fun at Christopher Dickey’s less than eloquent response to a question from a CNN anchor.
Listening to David Wood’s common sense approach to ideologies the media loves to make far more complex than they really are, makes the viewer wonder how the interpretations of such ideas can become so skewed.
For interested researchers new to the study of Islam, they need only read Chapters 5 and 9 of the Islamic holy book to discover most of what they need to know.
Islam becomes complex because the internal factions that adhere to its philosophies as outlined by Muhammad himself cannot agree on what the tenets of the faith truly are. Therefore, if believers cannot understand their own religion, how then can outsiders be expected to grasp its meanings?
Islam has been around for fourteen centuries and, though some of its believers now think the time is right for an enlightenment, most of its true followers want to perpetuate the 7th century version of the faith put forth by the prophet.
Until that enlightenment comes and happens from within without the aid of Western interference, Islam will remain a medieval force trying to survive in a 21st century environment, and reporters like Tom Foreman will continue to make outlandish salaries reporting about even more outlandish concepts.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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