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Atheist Alliance International: Kάλεσμα για γνώμες σχετικά με το «Ισλαμικό Κράτος».

Η Atheist Alliance International, μέλος της οποίας είναι η Ένωση Αθέων, εξέδωσε το ακόλουθο κάλεσμα για συλλογή από γνώμες σχετικά με το λεγόμενο «Ισλαμικό Κράτος» και την εξέλιξή του. Μπορείτε να στείλετε τις απόψεις σας στο opinion@atheistalliance.org .
Οποιαδήποτε πληροφορία αποσταλεί θα θεωρηθεί ιδιοκτησία της ΑΑΙ και παρέχεται αυτόματα η άδεια να συμπεριληφθεί στο περιοδικό «Secular World» χωρίς καμία δυνατότητα διεκδίκησης πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων.
Δεν χρειάζεται να δώσετε στοιχεία ταυτοποίησης εκτός και αν περιμένετε κάποια προσωπική απάντηση.

Dear AAI Supporter,

The world has been watching with horror the advancement and successes of the group that calls itself Islamic State over the past year.

In taking over major portions of Syria and then Iraq, they have been imposing an extremely harsh interpretation of Sharia law in their conquered territories and even announcing their desire to «exterminate» communities that do not share their faith. They have shown a level of brutality that has revulsed much of the world. They have also taken to social media to recruit new members and intimidate the rest of the world, using grotesque footage of beheadings and other executions to underscore their message. Stunningly, this recruitment campaign has proven to be effective: Over 5,000 men, as well as young women and children, have been estimated to have joined IS over the past year, including a significant proportion of recent Muslim converts from prosperous and religiously-tolerant countries such as the United States, Great Britain, France, Denmark, even Australia.

AAI is investigating the group Islamic State and their popularity for an upcoming article in Secular World magazine. As part of our research, we would like to know YOUR theories as to why they have been so successful, and why so many youth seem to be attracted to join up.

To submit your theory, please send an email to opinion@atheistalliance.org. Feel free to include references or other sources to substantiate your thoughts, if you have them. The results will be compiled and included in an article in the Jan 2015 issue of Secular World. Any information received will be considered the property of Atheist Alliance International, and you give your permission to include your ideas in Secular World without compensation. You do not need to include your name or other identifying information unless you would like a personal response.

Thank you for your interest and participation!

-Stuart Bechman
Atheist Alliance International
www.atheistalliance.org