Iraqi PM: Armies have no chance against IS if it keeps recruiting foreigners

(Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told a German magazine that armies in the region around Iraq had no chance of defeating Islamic State (IS) if the militants continued to recruit ideologically indoctrinated foreign fighters.

In an interview with Der Spiegel published on Saturday, Abadi said that around 57 percent of IS fighters were Iraqis but they did not cause any problems as they simply ran away when Iraqi troops entered towns.

“It is the 43 percent who are foreign fighters who have been indoctrinated ideologically who have their backs up against the wall. If Daesh continues to recruit so many from other countries, then no army in our region can stand up to it.”

Daesh is an Arabic name for Islamic State.

Abadi said government security authorities needed to take action to protect young people from IS “in the same way they trace child pornography networks around the world”…

So he is equating Islam with child pornography? WTF?  He must be one of the “nothing to do with Islam” crowd.

  • BillyHW

    The world is due for another big plague.

    • Sounds like the Iraqi PM is already admitting defeat.

    • Justin St.Denis

      The Middle East is, that’s for sure.

      Funny thought/scenario: ME hit by mysterious disease. Israel quickly develops cure and vaccine. Keeps it to self until ME populations around it are decimated. Then Israel moves in and saves day, but also assumes mantle of government. UN forced to thank Israel.

      I know. It’s a fantasy. 😉

  • mauser 98

    cut the money supply

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As the BeeGees sang, “How can a loser ever win?”

  • Clausewitz

    Foreigners die just as fast from a bullet to the brain pan as do the homegrown ass hats. I look as this whole ISIS recruiting thing as just help in identifying those that need elimination.

  • luna

    He’s right, no? Society has a responsibility to protect young people.

  • Xavier

    “You have 60 days to control or eliminate the terrorists who reside in your country. After that we will regard your entire nation as hostile and initiate unrestricted warfare”

    -what our policy should be