Why aren’t the Arab nations fighting against ISIS?

ITS brazen, brutal attacks and callous disregard for human life has made it public enemy number one, with the West vowing to do all it can to defeat Islamic State.

But while Western allies have increased their military campaigns against the terrorist group, those in neighbouring Arab nations, seemingly better-placed to weed them out, appear to have dialled down their efforts.

We should let the Muslims sort this out…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The answer to that is that the Saudi Sunni coalition loathes the Shiites much more than they loathe ISIS.

  • Barrington Minge

    Agreed that the Arab/Mooslim nations should be far more upfront in weeding out the fanatics, but can you really see Soddy Barberia (Sunni/Wahabi) jumping on ISIS (again Sunni)? Not in their interest.

  • canminuteman

    Because deep down all muslims support what they stand for. Is there really any difference between the Saudi government and ISIS, other than the Saudi government has been in power for a long time? Not really.

  • tom_billesley

    The armies of arab states are there to protect the rulers from their own people and must remain close to the capital city, not go off on foreign adventures where their commanders may gain enough popularity to stage a coup.

  • marty_p

    Eventually some idiot in the ISIS/ISIL/Daesh hierarchy will decide it’s a good idea to attack Israel – and once the IDF is involved the circumstances will change. Watch how fast the Arabs close ranks and condemn the “Zionists”and “Zionist Aggression”.