September 2, 2014

What ISIS's 'Caliph' Wants

Graeme Wood, The New Republic

The Associated Press

So how do we fight ISIS? Giving Baghdadi more time as caliph might only make him more plausible in the role and allow him to draw more fighters to his state. If that is true, one concerned Western scholar told me, we would be wise to kill him fast. Right now only an infinitesimal number of Muslims have sworn fealty to him. The biggest danger is letting that number grow.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State, Caliph Ibrahim, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Islam, Islamic Caliphate


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