Very interesting short clip. MashaAllah.
1. The first picture on the video is simply the Arabic of the shahadah, which has been hijacked by ISIS. This is not – in origin or in essence – anything to do with ISIS (see point 5, here). Conclusion: Please don’t get side-tracked about the pic.
2. When the older lady mentions ‘fanaticism’, this is a reference to ‘extremism’. She highlights that Islam is NOT about extremism. I agree. I’d point out that it is Muslims who can be affected by extremism – because they are human. Conclusion: Muslims need to get back to Islam and not their whims (desires) despite the extreme situations they find themselves in – like when they are droned, bombed, invaded etc. Conclusion: Do ‘what is right’. Not ‘what you feel’.
Question: How do we (Muslim or non-Muslim) establish what is right? Good question. (To be answered later.)
3. The older lady mentions surah Baqarah (Qur’an, surah 2). Please read it here.