The ‘war on terror’ has made everybody an expert on denominations within Islam. Exegetists of the Quran (they’ve never read) abound. All this reached its highest level of farce with Assad apologists like the hapless Ben Norton, Max Blumenthal, & Rania Khalek. Beware lest in following their lead you end up like them: spawning podcasts because no reputable news venues will touch your work with a ten-foot pole.