EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian Queen Says ISIS Waging an 'Ideological Cold War'
Maria Bartiromo had an exclusive interview with Jordan’s Queen Rania in Davos this past week.
They spoke about the fight against ISIS, the perception of Muslims in America and the Syrian refugee crisis.
Rania said that she wants people to understand that groups like ISIS operate "under the false banner of Islam" and that their actions represent neither Islam nor the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world "who just want to live in peace and get on with their lives."
"Islam in no way condones the actions of these extremists," she said.
Rania said that Quranic verses used by some to blame Islam are taken out of context and that similar verses can be found in the Bible as well.
"These people are not bound by any morality or any constraints, so they say whatever they want, but there really is nothing in the holy script that actually condones these kinds of actions," she said.
She added that the world's huge Muslim population can't "bear responsibility collectively for their actions."
Rania also pointed out that Islamic terrorist groups have killed more Muslims than non-Muslims and have launched more attacks in Muslim cities than Western ones.
She also said that the war against ISIS is an "ideological cold war" and can't only be fought militarily.
"You can't kill an idea with a bullet," she said. "The only way you can kill an idea is to propose a better one, and that is what we need to do."
She suggested that the international community recruit "young people who speak the language of the Internet to offer a counter-narrative to expose (terrorists) for who they are," and encouraged the private sector to get involved.
Watch the full interview above.