Assassinating al-Qaeda’s leaders crushed its power. Will the same happen with Isil?

The world awoke to the importance of a 39-year-old Syrian called Taha Falaha when he fell prey to a missile fired from an American drone. Better known by his nom de guerre Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, he was the deputy leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and the author of a string of blood-curdling statements.

Adnani’s most notorious incitement came when he urged Muslims in the West to “kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French”. As well as offering rhetorical inspiration for terrorism, Adnani also ran the branch of Isil which actually organised attacks in Europe. On top of these dubious distinctions, he served as “governor” of Isil’s conquests in Syria.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    The enemy of my enemy is not my friend.
    Still, I can’t stand the French.

    • Slickfoot

      “especially the spiteful and filthy French”… I’m glad he’s dead, but he wasn’t completely wrong.

  • canminuteman

    There is no shortage of idiots waiting to take his place

    • Canada has many willing volunteers who should be accommodate in their wish to follow in his footsteps.

  • Spatchcocked

    The average guy is the average guy….everywhere.
    It’s people’s governments that get up your nose… if us norteamericanos don’t have a plethora of stunned cunts infesting the environment.

    If you wish to focus your detestation of a kultur may I recommend ANY Muslim male……they will hate you twice over what YOU can muster……and that is simply because you exist.

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  • simus1

    Emperor Barry will keep “firing” isis leaders until one shows up who grasps his role is subject to some important constraints under “Chicago rules.”