Stomach turning levels of barbarism perpetrated as religiously sanctioned behavior has changed the rules on public conversation about religion in media and the public square. Open and serious discussion of religion in is no longer taboo among “cultured elites.”
Presently two core elements of ISIS are overlooked in current plans and designs to remove this plague from our midst. Without knowing these, designs to defeat it will fail. The central, defining pillars of ISIS are: 1. There is only one true religious way, and 2. It is legitimate to use whatever means necessary to extirpate any and all other ways of religion and life.