Episode

6/15 Juan Cole: The Middle East Backlash Against ISIS and Omer Mateen’s Motives

June 15, 2016

The lack of objective in US “jihadi” terror shootings. The instrumentalism of religion by ISIS leaders, and why it’s a mistake to assume they are truly pious. How Donald Trump is playing a role that helps ISIL. Why Bill O’Reilly is wrong about how defeating ISIS works and saying they’re the “same thing” as the Nazis. The operational reality in how ISIS is being rolled back: nobody likes them. The backlash against fundamentalist islam, even wearing beards, in primarily Islamic countries like Egypt. The incredible social change occurring in the middle east.

On the Fun Half – Obama gives an excellent speech on terror and the right’s “radical Islam” obsession, Bill O’Reilly calls for gun laws, do we believe in Satan?, and your calls and IMs!

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