A statement released by ISIS, the terrorist group that has taken control of portions of Iraq and Syria, has expressed admiration for American fundamentalists.
Ali Abdullah, editor of ISIS’ online publication Dabiq, said they have a lot in common with the American far right.
“We both have a narrow world view, which we both think is right, we both believe in restricting the reproductive habits of women, and we both advocate the execution of gays,” Abdullah said. “We have a lot in common really. But they haven’t got into the whole decapitation thing. It’s really too bad they are kafir and need to be killed.”
Although Abdullah’s statement might sound outlandish, the Christian right does have some things in common with ISIS. Theodore Shoebat, a Christian fundamentalist, recently posted a YouTube video calling for a global inquisition to put gays to death. In the past, he has also said that women should be barred from voting.