A Syrian journalist from Raqqa, who writes under the alias Zaid AlFares, said the Islamic State group realized early on that it would come into conflict with local religious leaders for its simplistic understanding of Islam. “The first act of the Islamic State was to kill the people with knowledge of religion,” he said.
A Syrian journalist from Raqqa, who writes under the alias Zaid AlFares, said the Islamic State group realized early on that it would come into conflict with local religious leaders for its simplistic understanding of Islam. “The first act of the Islamic State was to kill the people with knowledge of religion,” he said. MICHAEL KAPLAN Religion News Service
A Syrian journalist from Raqqa, who writes under the alias Zaid AlFares, said the Islamic State group realized early on that it would come into conflict with local religious leaders for its simplistic understanding of Islam. “The first act of the Islamic State was to kill the people with knowledge of religion,” he said. MICHAEL KAPLAN Religion News Service

Reports from Syria detail the Islamic State’s brutal interpretation of the Qur’an

February 27, 2015 6:00 AM