Yes, ISIS is evil

A man holds up a knife as he rides on the back of a motorcycle touring the streets of Tabqa city with others in celebration after Islamic State militants took over Tabqa air base, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014.

Leftist university professor Michael Boyle of La Salle University took to the pages of the New York Times to condemn all of us who refer to ISIS as “evil” or a “cancer.”

And unsurprisingly, the New York Times happily printed the drivel, under the headline: “The Problem With ‘Evil.’”

The professor claims that such terminology is a “disturbing return of the moralistic language once used to describe Al Qaeda,” and using such language is a “moral hazard.”

Instead he refers to ISIS as “a successful insurgent group that wants a seat at that table.”

With complete moral clarity, I can say he’s wrong…

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Boyle’s NYT piece may also be read here.