The Heat: Are jihadist groups creating a warped distortion of Islam?

The Heat

The fight against ISIL

The latest terror attacks in Paris and California raise questions about the role of Islam. Does the Islamic extremism espoused by ISIL and other jihadist groups distort the faith of more than a billion people?

ISIL, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and al-Shabaab are among the most brutal terrorist groups operating in the world today.

Their tactics justified by what they say is based on the teachings of Islam. Is a proud faith now tarred by videotaped beheadings, mass kidnappings, mass rapes and massacres? And what can mainstream Muslims do about it?

As a leading politician offers a controversial plan, a prominent Muslim American struggles in the wake of the latest terror attacks.

CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports.  Follow Sean Callebs on Twitter @seancctv

The Heat: Are jihadist groups creating a warped distortion of Islam?

The Heat: Are jihadist groups creating a warped distortion of Islam?

The latest terror attacks in Paris and California raise questions about the role of Islam. Does the Islamic extremism espoused by ISIL and other jihadist groups distort the faith of more than a billion people?

Our discussion includes:

    • Akbar Ahmed, Islamic scholar and Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the UK and Ireland. Among his many books is “Journey Into America’… the Challenge of Islam.”
The Heat: Akbar Ahmed on jihadist groups and Islam

The Heat: Akbar Ahmed on jihadist groups and Islam

Akbar Ahmed, Islamic scholar and Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the UK and Ireland. Among his many books is “Journey Into America’… the Challenge of Islam.”

  • Asra Nomani, author, journalist and activist She’s the co-founder of the newly created Muslim Reform Movement.
The Heat: Asra Nomani on jihadist groups and Islam

The Heat: Asra Nomani on jihadist groups and Islam

Asra Nomani, author, journalist and activist She’s the co-founder of the newly created Muslim Reform Movement.