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Malaysia counter-terror chief says Islamic State will grow unless its ideology is confronted

Malaysia counter-terror chief says Islamic State will grow unless its ideology is confronted

Date Published: 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Summary: 

“In my opinion, as long as the spread of the Salafi Jihadi ideology is not stopped decisively by all parties, then the threat of IS and other terror groups with the same ideology will not dissipate. In fact it will grow further.”

Indeed. “He also warned of so-called ‘religious experts’ who depicted the terrorist group’s actions as justified.” But what if the group’s actions are indeed justified in Islamic law? That, too, needs to be confronted