ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic law

Aug 23, 2017
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Foster Auditorium (Pattee Library)

Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Michigan State University

How does ISIS attempt to justify its acts of terrorism? In this lecture, Mohammad Khalil (associate professor of Religious Studies, adjunct professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University) discusses some of the traditional rules of armed jihad according to Islamic law, shows how the leadership of ISIS attempts to present their acts of terrorism as being in line with those rules, and examines mainstream Muslim scholarly responses to ISIS.

This lecture, hosted by Penn State's History Department, is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies.

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