Comments on YT are disabled for this video. Unsurprisingly. So I am giving this its own post so people can comment here. It is quite an interesting video with a good collection of under informed analysis and half truths but thats a half a truth more than we usually get about Islam.
To kick off the comments, the statement by the narrator that says that these moderate imams made a categorical and unequivocal condemnation of the Islamic State is false.
In Islam, they would have to declare them “takfiri” or not true muslims. And so far, none of the imams who do the ‘Islamic State is not the true Islam’ have said that. So it means nothing.
When they call them out, it means something in islam. It is in fact, a capitol offense to be a fake muslim, and is exactly what the Islamic State uses to justify its wholesale murder of Shiia muslims when the opportunity presents.
Also one wonders if the sudden flurry of news about KSA funded extremist mosques, something people who have been paying attention to for a really long time, is coincedentally being made and released at the same time that the US Senate passed a bill allowing Americans to sue that despotic and horrifyingly anti-freedom nation for its obvious role in the 911 attacks.
However should it be proven and known that the Saudis had a direct hand in it, one might would think suing people who you give $40B a day to for oil (assuming a $100/brl price) i a stupid solution, as it would just mean paying a few million less to them. Instead, a kinetic solution they would feel twice as much. That would actually have an impact.