Islamic extremism, reformism, and the war on terror
The Shirazi Foundation attended an AEI event titled, Islamic extremism, reformism, and the war on terror. Acknowledging the fact that radical extremist do not represent true Islam, the panel discussed the different steps that could be taken to counter the growth of global extremism. It was suggested that policy makers focus on the details of Islamic jurisprudence, as well as on scholars from the Wahabi School whose religious rulings often misinterpret the Islamic faith. The cyclical nature of misguidance within these institutions is a question that current academics are facing. How can experts in the field convince young recruits of the misguided nature of extremism and turn them away from joining international terrorist organizations.