ISIS and the roots of Mahdism

PRESIDENT OBAMA is not responsible for ISIS. Neither is George W. Bush. As much as it may rankle political commentators and the politically correct, the seeds of the Islamic State were planted in the 7th century.

Dr. Timothy Furnish, a scholar of Islamic history, expert on political Islam and Mahdism, and the author of the new books Ten Years’ Captivation with the Mahdi’s Camps and Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate, explains why the roots of the Islamic State reach back much farther than America’s recent military adventures in Iraq.

Click here for the notes and the interview.

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