Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir, professor of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, says it is false to say terror attacks have nothing to do with Islam.
“ISIS is the application of what is taught. It’s not outside Islam, or something invented. No, they are applying Islam. When we hear it has nothing to do with Islam — that it means salaam; that it means peace — this is all false. It’s not true. ISIS is not doing anything which is neither in the Quran nor in the Mohammedan tradition.”
The original meaning of the word radical is going to the roots, the origin, the essentials. Radical and radish both come from the Latin, radix, meaning root.