The Left can preach all day long that Islam has no connection with terrorism. Or, more outrageous still, that the faith has nothing to do with ISIS (even though Islam is in its name).
Well, the Left should tell that to ISIS, which has just commissioned a new outreach effort encompassing a Quran-reciting contest.
Yes, faithkeepers who can recite the Quran by heart will be awarded cash and, presumably, a free pass on that day's rounds of mass-executions. More from Breitbart:
The “first Dar al-Islam” contest was divided into levels, and started with regional qualifiers participated in by hundreds of people each. The three top performers in each qualifier reached the national finals, which were held in the IS stronghold of Mosul.
The winner of each level won a prize of $10,000, while the others received consolation prizes of $1,000 each.
The organizers of the contest said that it was held under the patronage of the “Emir of the Faithful, the Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
The big winner was a blind man from the Nineveh region, who knew the entire Quran by heart “without a single mistake.”
The video posted above was first shared by ISIS, and features one of the contestants.
Some may scoff at the ridiculous nature of this contest, but it serves as proof that the Left is, as usual, wrong. Islam is inextricably linked with the practices of ISIS and everyday people across Islamic lands are deeply influenced by their faith -- so much so that many have taken to memorizing the entire tome that is the Quran.
Until Westerners learn that Islam is as much the "state" as it is a "faith" then perhaps they will understand that the two cannot be extricated from each other.