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Saudi Writer: ISIS Ideology is Identical with Discourses in KSA and the Arab World


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Saudi Writer Shtiwi Al-Ghithi: ISIS Shares Its Ideological Infrastructure with the Religious Discourse Common in KSA and the Arab World

Saudi writer and poet Shtiwi Al-Ghithi discussed the ideological roots of ISIS in an October 14 interview with the Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia TV. “Some of the things that ISIS is doing can be found in our heritage and in much of the religious discourse in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere,” Al-Ghithi said. He added that nobody wants to admit this, but the same “ideological infrastructure” has given rise to ISIS and to the religious discourse common in the Arab world.

Shtiwi Al-Ghithi: “I believe that much of the social and political pressure in the Arab region has led to a reexamination of the various types of religious discourse. The religious discourse has become barbaric to a frightening extent. It is not limited to spiritual guidance. Take the rhetoric of ISIS, for example. It is sad that the religious discourse in the Arab region in general has evolved into the discourse voiced by ISIS, for example.

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Some of the things that ISIS is doing can be found in our heritage, and in much of the religious discourse in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. The ideology of ISIS is almost identical to much of the religious discourse in Saudi Arabia and in the Arab world in general. Nobody wants to admit this.”

Interviewer: “So the problem lies in our heritage and in our religious discourse in general.”

Shtiwi Al-Ghithi: “Our problem is with the ideological infrastructure upon which ISIS relies. Nobody wants to deal with this or even to acknowledge that this is the case. We say that ISIS is Iranian, or that they are extremists who deviated from the right path, but I believe that many types of religious discourse – even those who purport to be moderate – would, if given the same authority that ISIS has in its territory, behave in a manner similar to ISIS. They might not match ISIS in extremism and savagery, but they would perpetrate similar…”

Interviewer: “The ideological basis is one and the same.”

Shtiwi Al-Ghithi: “Right, they share the same ideological basis and the same ideas. The same religious forums give rise to both. Whenever ISIS raises a theoretical matter, you can trace it back to Saudi Arabia, and in the religious discourse in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world.”

5 thoughts on “Saudi Writer: ISIS Ideology is Identical with Discourses in KSA and the Arab World

  1. ISLAM THEORY

    GIVE THEM PLACE TO LIVE AND THEY WILL MAKE YOU LEAVE
    GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITY AND THEY WILL RAPE/KILL YOUR WOMEN
    GIVE THEM SCHOOL AND THEY WILL BURN IT
    GIVE THEM COLLEGE AND THEY WILL CONVERT IT INTO MADRASA
    GIVE THEM UNIVERSITY AND THEY WILL CONVERT IT INTO A SLAUGHTER HOUSE
    GIVE THEM EDUCATION AND THEY WILL BECOME JIHADIST
    GIVE THEM MONEY AND THEY WILL BUY GUNS
    GIVE THEM SHELTER AND THEY WILL KILL YOU
    GIVE THEM HOME AND THEY MAKE YOU HOMELESS
    GIVE THEM FOOD AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU POISON
    GIVE THEM LOVE AND THEY WILL HATE YOU
    GIVE THEM LAND TO LIVE AND THEY WILL MAKE IT THEIR OWN COUNTRY
    GIVE THEM HOSPITALITY AND THEY WILL SHOW YOU HOSTILITY
    GIVE THEM REFUGE AND THEY WILL ASK FOR INDEPENDENCE
    GIVE THEM MOSQUE AND THEY WILL DESTROY YOUR TEMPLES/CHURCHES/SYNAGOGUE
    GIVE THEM LIFE AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU DEATH
    GIVE THEM HAPPINESS AND THEY WILL MAKE YOU SAD
    GIVE THEM SMILE AND THEY WILL MAKE YOU CRY
    GIVE THEM BLESSINGS AND THEY WILL CURSE YOU
    GIVE THEM PEACE AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU WAR
    GIVE THEM FRIENDSHIP AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU ENMITY
    GIVE THEM FREEDOM AND THEY WILL TAKE YOUR FREEDOM
    SHOW THEM YOUR GOODNESS AND THEY WILL THINK THAT IT IS YOUR WEAKNESS.

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  2. The ideology is clearly demonic and a product of Satan. It must be totally eradicated from the earth, if we are to ever have peace. It is NOT a religion, but a totalitarian, radical, extremist, repressive political system and must be recognized as such. To infer that it is a religion and think of it as equal with any real religion is defective thinking and an insult to humanity.

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    • Do you believe Satan is real? Do you subscribe to a religious persuasion?

      Do you believe in a Last Day? Do you subscribe to a notion that with the End of Time approaching, conservation of resources for future generations, preservation of the biological health of the planet and achieving sustained demographic stasis to bring this about are irrelevant?

      The problem with these religions that posit a Day of Judgement is that their validity is manifest only if we are all dead.

      I very much prefer the religions die off and my species live on. Our Sun does have a million and a fraction millennia left before it dies. Why not hang out here on the best planet possible for as long as possible? What plan of action would Voltaire prescribe?

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