For anyone who thought that my portrayal of jihadis as thugs with no knowledge of Islam was maybe too harsh, we have the following corroboration from the Economist:
For recruits to an ostensibly religious militia, many of those joining IS seem to display a notable ignorance of Islam. Before leaving for Syria, Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed, two young men from Birmingham who pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses in July, ordered copies of “Islam for Dummies” and “The Koran for Dummies” from Amazon.
You see, just because you made something up on the spot doesn’t mean it’s not true. Metaphysical journalism wins again! Though for some reason the Globe and Mail still returned my resume with the note, “Send this again and we’ll get a restraining order.”