Sousse shows the deadly potential of the Isis franchise

The blood and tears spilled on the beach at Sousse on Friday seem to have caught many off guard – including the Tunisian authorities, in spite of their commitment to making the country safe for tourists. But what appears to be an attempt to export the ideology of Isis from Iraq and Syria to the Maghreb can also be seen as a rebranding of movements that have existed for decades.

The attack is certainly aimed at destabilising the only successful case study of the so-called Arab spring – which also happens to be the origin of that movement. Yet by launching this attack, or at least endorsing it, Isis and its local affiliates intend to achieve several further goals.

  • tom_billesley

    It’ll boost the Greek tourist industry.

    • Well that is an upside.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It might even boost the Israeli tourist industry.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      If Greece is represented well by the crappy restaurants they set up in every city I’ve ever been in then I’d rather go to Tunisia.
      Except, I don’t want to go to Tunisia.

      • bob e

        can’t be too much food left in n africa ..

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  • bob e

    barry o’fraud, hillary c . susan rice & samantha power could
    not be happier ..