Reads on ISIS

Why Turkey is reluctant to fight ISIS/IS and how it undermines Kurdish efforts (furthermore, it is possible that Turkey funds extremists such as al-Nusra):

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/18/turkey-cut-islamic-state-supply-lines-erdogan-isis?CMP=share_btn_fb 

Good read on the painful „does the Islamic state have anyhting to do with Islam“-debate (spoiler alert: yes, obviously. And pretending it doesn’t is not very helpful to spark inner-Islamic reform):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/11/18/does-isis-really-have-nothing-to-do-with-islam-islamic-apologetics-carry-serious-risks/?postshare=5661447886714901&tid=ss_tw-bottom

See also this article on how you can use the Quran and the life of Mohammed both as a justification and a rejection of ISIS strategy and actions:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/11/14/after-the-paris-attacks-heres-how-to-think-about-the-relationship-between-isis-and-islam/

 

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