More complex, although this is the Wahhabi / Salafi line.

People of the Book were not kafir until their 'reinterpretations'.

People of the Book = Muslims, Jews, Christians,Sabians

Much surrounding 'Jihad' has also been reinterpretated by IW-minded clerics.

The more you know!
Since I am on Islam topic:
(Forgive my 'misspellings', I am an Arabic linguist and roll my own translits)

Al-Kitab Al-Muqaddis (الكتاب المقدس) or the Holy Book is sacred to Islam, includes most of the Old Testament (Torah/etc) & the Gospels of Christ.

2nd only to the Holy Quran
Disclaimer:

I have read the Quran in Arabic (only legit version, btw), but it is highly difficult book to decipher, even for scholars.

For one to claim the Quran is specific on an issue is difficult to verify.

Like Talmud & Midrash in Judism, interpretation is everything.
This nebulous situation has been exploited (especially among new converts) for political purposes by many groups throughout history.

Noteably, the Muslim Brotherhood was sponsored by the Axis during WWII and beyond, and they helped to invent Wahhabism/Salafism for Terrorism.
'A fool and his life will soon be parted' is the extremist clerics' approach.

Of course: money, drugs & sexual 'services' (anything deemed unlawful) are considered fair game, as long as one is engaged in the 'lesser Jihad' (warfare)

In fact, even other Muslims are termed kafir.
I was USSTRATCOM's (J2) MENA cyber-counterterrorism analyst (all-source) & lone IO analyst for a while.

I studied, tracked & passed on targets on AQ's media efforts, for example. This involved me w/ countertrafficking LEOs...

History of Islamic terrorism is one of my interests.
You are welcome to AMA (on any topics listed), if I can legally answer (no classified), I will do so!

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Terrorism
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InfoSec (CISSP-ISSAP here)
NC3 InfoSec (limited unclass)
Space InfoSec (ditto)
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My vote is officially in the ballot box!

As I begin my mid-day pot of napalm,

I am in a patriotic mood,

Let me hear your family 'war stories'!

I'll start:

My family had numerous enlisted & officers in:

The War for Independence
&
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My maternal great-grandfather (Naval enlisted) lost both his legs due to his injuries in the Pacific Theater during WWII...

My paternal grandfather emigrated from Germany as a boy, only to have his B17 shot down while bombing Berlin, barely escaping to Swedish waters...
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I worked in Mil-Intel for just over a decade before succumbing to combat injuries

I 'interfaced' with various 3 letters as Active Duty -> Active Reserve (USMC), contractor + USAF GS-12

CORRUPTION is (mostly) everywhere, but so are the Honest

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I stand with JFK & his Democrats.

I stand with Reagan & the Republicans.

I stand with Ron Paul & Libertarians.

I am a proud American.

Granted by birth,

Confirmed through service,

Established by grace of God.
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