. . . deprive women of all rights. Why? What moves them? What goes on in their heart of hearts? Why do they ignore the introspective demand of jihad?
It is journalistic jargon to refer to the Islamic State as an "extremist" group. The pictured guys are religious, carrying out the Muslim duty of jihad as they understand it, as prescribed in the Quran. If we don't see them as religious, motivated by impulses similar to the impulses that motivate Baptists at revival meetings even today -- that cause preachers in a Des Moines Republican rally to stoutly declare that Gays should be killed -- we will never understand them and their motivations, nor how to live with them. They are out kith and kin. They share Thanksgiving dinner with us. We must invite their women to the dinner table, even though it makes for an uncomfortable meal.