Fiat Sophia

Theory grounded by empiricism; academic knowledge applied to real-world problems, distilled into policy–administered by Musa al-Gharbi

Latest Research

Yes, ISIS is “Islamic” (But with regards to policy, it really, really doesn’t matter)

ISIS Flag, Iraq Protests

It is perhaps disingenuous to claim that ISIS is not “Islamic,” as many Muslim apologists have attempted, in part because there is no “true” and “false” Islam objectively accessible to… Read more >

On the Philosophical Underpinnings of Al-Qaeda & the Islamic State

The flag of choice for salafi jihadists, most commonly associated with al-Qaeda affiliates and derived groups such as ISIS

  The public discourse about transnational jihadist organizations indiscriminately lumps together al-Qaeda, its forerunners (such as the Taliban), affiliates (such as Jahbat al-Nusra), its derivatives (such as Ansar al-Sharia or… Read more >

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