July 19, 2014

The Shadow of the Caliphate

Hasan Suroor, The Hindu

The Associated Press

Much will depend on how stable the new Islamic state will be. The wider world should be concerned if ISIS is able to dig itself in, hold on to the territory under its control and consolidate its support base. For that will not only whet its appetite for more “conquests” thus further destabilising the region, but it could spark a scramble for similar copycat campaigns by other Islamist groups. In that case, the entire jihadi strategy might undergo a fundamental change with the battle moving away from western targets to “enemy” Islamic States.

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TAGGED: Islamist, Iraq, ISIS

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