Must Reads on ISIS and the Syrian war

Here’s a bunch of articles/resources you’ll find useful on ISIS and the war in Syria…

 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - Al-Furqan Media/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – Al-Furqan Media/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

It’s also good to note that many Muslim scholars and leaders have condemned ISIS. They just don’t get much press unfortunately.

  • Iyad Ameen Madani, the Secretary General for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation here
  • Turkey’s top Islamic cleric here
  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) here
  • The Arab League here
  • Al Azhar University here
  • Great summary at the Institute for Middle East Studies here
  • Al Hayat editor Ghassan Charbel here
  • Lots more summarized here

More to come…

About Scott Gustafson

Scott Gustafson has extensive experience in ministry and business in the Middle East, having lived or worked in the region for 20 years. He is a PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit working with the Extreme Beliefs Project. He is a guest lecturer and is also the Managing Partner of Purpose Global Strategies, an International Business and non-profit consulting firm. He advises large funding agencies as well as indigenous businesses and ministries in Sudan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. He has an MA in Intercultural Communication from Moody Graduate School, and a BA in Nursing and Biology from Western Michigan University. Scott and his wife have 2 children and they live in Grand Rapids, MI.