February 17, 2014

The End of Syria's Five-Star Jihad?

Richard Spencer, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Despite the British jihadis' well-publicised love of pizza and Kit-Kat, well-provided for apparently, it is probably too harsh to say they were only in it for the home comforts, welcome though they might be. As the man in the first video suggests, more troubling is likely to be the actual experience of combat, for which nothing can fully prepare you. With the recent civil war within a civil war – "fitna", in the Arabic he also uses – the aspect of personal disillusionment must be even worse: you come to fight for Allah, and find that the people you are actually killing are fellow Sunni Muslims, whatever ISIS's ideologues say about them being apostates. Now, as their hosts turn on them, there is a visible upset on English-speaking jihadi Twitter. One went so far as objecting...

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