Jon Anderson, professor of anthropology and director of CUA's Islamic World Studies program, was quoted in a Washington Times story on how ISIS is reconciling their attacks. See below.

Let's count the ways: See how Islamic State fighters violate Muslim law

From: Washington Times Date: Oct. 15, 2014 Author: Andrea Noble

The level of "spin" the Islamic State uses to justify its internationally condemned criminal activity is to be expected from a group looking to maintain and strengthen its control, analysts say.

"It's not unusual they would have PR. What's unusual is it's organized and it's slick enough to tell you there is some serious organization behind it," said Jon Anderson, an anthropologist at Catholic University. "They are busy putting out this spin because it helps with their recruitment. It helps with the fundraising."

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