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to ridding the world of ISISBombs will not eliminate ISIS. The most advanced militaries in the world have bombed Al-Qaeda for more than a decade, and while members of that terror group may be routed and generally in hiding, they live.I believe two elements are crucial to ridding the world of ISIS' horror.First, any serious unwinding of ISIS' virulent ideology must incorporate justice. This fostered an environment in which ISIS could rise.Recently, more than 120 international scholars of Islam and Muslim leaders, myself included, wrote an open letter to the head of ISIS refuting the group's ideology.ISIS' core message is not Islamic.I say improper because, as evidenced by the overwhelming rejection of ISIS by Islamic scholars, no faith sanctions its atrocities. Instead of misusing Islamic terminology, Western media should refer to ISIS as a criminal organization.These two elements – justice, and a media willing to deny violent extremists a pulpit – are often missing from discussions on ridding the world of ISIS' corruption.
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