ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law


DISC Lecture with Mohammad Khalil

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:00-8:30 PM

Foster Auditorium

102 Paterno Library, State College PA



How does ISIS attempt to justify its acts of terrorism? In this lecture, Mohammad Khalil 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. A full video of his talk can be viewed below.



Co-Sponsors: Pennsylvania State Center for Global Studies, Pennsylvania State Department of History