Terrorist Ripple Effects
ISIS the Image-Maker
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    How is ISIS any different than Al Qaeda? Both take root in lawless Islamic territories. Both murder innocent people in the name of God (he must be pissed). Both impose the backward and barbaric Shariah laws that legalize slavery, rape, murder, and unjust taxation. And both are weak terrorist groups that can’t face combat with quality military forces and must attack with IED’s, suicide bombers, and against unarmed civilians to gain any success at all.

    • B-Sabre

      Al-Qaeda never got out of the “terrorist” stage of having to hide either in desolate regions or under the skirts of a state sponsor. ISIS has moved from being terrorists to insurgents to…revolutionaries? They have fielded a conventional army, are acting like a (horrific) government, and aren’t hiding from anybody. Functional comparisons to Hamas or the Khmer Rouge are more applicable now than to classic Al Qaeda.

      Both ISIS and Al-Qaeda have their roots in Saudi Wahhabism, and the Devil’s Bargain the House of Saud chose to become the rulers of the Arabian peninsula.

      • Jacksonian_Libertarian

        I don’t think we should spend one red cent trying to stop the Jihadists from killing each other. In fact as long as they are focusing all their resources on killing each other, they will be reduced to begging for Jihadists in the west to take action on their own in murdering innocent men, women, and children.

  • Anthony

    “The organization has transformed into a notorious global brand synonymous with terrorism” Now, how did this surreptitiously occur despite state conditions in both Syria and Iraq?

  • FriendlyGoat

    At what point does “ISIS, the Image Maker” cause moderate Muslims around the world to decide that they have been deceived about their whole religion from the day they were born. It’s true that, so far, we are seeing ISIS acting as a magnet for nuts. But, we have to hope that they are going to cook up the opposite effect with some people.

    As for the West, well fuggedaboud that “religion of peace” pablum we’ve been trying to feed ourselves. A few years of ISIS is indeed going to “make an image”.

    But ISIS is not the true Islam, some will say. Good luck selling that.

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