Islamic scholars refute the ideology of ISIS Washington Post September 24, 2014 Over 120 Islamic scholars, many of them conservative Islamic scholars, have written an open letter to Al-Baghdadi and his ISIS followers, refuting point-by-point the ideology of the “Islamic State” and their practices. This is especially important information for those who are on a path toward radicalization. The 18 page open letter uses respected sources from within Islam to debunk the teachings of radicalized groups like ISIS. The Huffington Post coverage of the open letter to ISIS by Islamic scholars. Executive Summary of open letter to ISIS by Islamic scholars.