With global jihadi network, ISIS is likely here to stay

The Islamic State group’s mix of a local insurgency and digitally connected global jihadis gives the group staying power and the means to relaunch its future, from small cells of extremists escaping the war zone in Iraq and Syria to those who never went there in the first place.

The impending loss of Mosul and Raqqa cuts out the urban heart of its self-proclaimed caliphate, but the extremist organization has built-in plans to endure and has shown a degree of flexibility that will be difficult to counteract.

For more than a year, Islamic State has acknowledged the possibility of losing the territory that propelled it to the forefront of the global jihadi movement — and drew thousands of foreign fighters. Islamic State’s goal since then has been to maintain its local and global support base in the face of overwhelming defeat. Whether it succeeds depends on what happens well after today’s battles are over.

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  • Gary

    As long as we have brain dead A-holes like this Liberal senator , ISIS and the global Jihad crusade will expand as detailed in the quran as the duty for every TRUE muslim .
    ISIS is NOT a fringe group of a few non-muslims that hijacked islam and have the corrupted version of the quran.
    They use the same quran as Hamas and 99% of the mosques in Canada as well as 99% of the 1.5 billion followers of islam. Sadly though…. about 700,000,000 follower of islam can’t read and must rely on the Imam for what islam is. Then we have the 400,000,000 that can read but not in the qurans pure form or arabic which Muhamad insists it must be done in to fully understand it.
    basically, there are only about 300,000,000 muslim on Earth of which must have about 30% as apostates that don’t follow the pure islam as muhammad did.

    The video was just after 2 ISIS Jihad attacks which Justin blamed on unemployment or drug addiction. The drug was islam barbarism that attracts the mentally ill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzvJI7l4bLU

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Should have just said, ‘Fuck You!’

  • The Butterfly

    Obama’s Baby.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      So, if the Islamic State no longer holds territory do they have to change their name?
      How about the Islamic State of Mind?

      • Alain

        It is called being Muslim.

      • Slickfoot

        A nod to Billy Joel.