The Islamic State's Priorities

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah - The Islamic State has become the strongest, most ferocious, best funded and best armed militia in the religious and ethnic war that is waged today in Syria and Iraq. Its first priority is to wage "ethnic cleansing" to eliminate any potential foes and opposition as well as to observe its religious creed. Phase Two involves Islamic education according to the Islamic State philosophy. It is absolutely forbidden to teach art, music, civics, sociology, history, sports, philosophy, and psychology. There should be no mention of the nation-state, Syria, nor the word "homeland." IS has been so successful in creating an atmosphere of hatred against all "heretics" and all that Western civilization represents that it has succeeded to attract thousands of foreign and Arab volunteers to abandon previous allegiances and apply to its ranks. The structures being established indicate that even if the actual leaders of IS are killed, the system has created a succession procedure that will allow it to survive, just like al-Qaeda.

2014-09-11 00:00:00

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