The Islamic State's Frantic Response to the Wave of Refugees Fleeing Syria

(MEMRI) R. Green - In response to the migration to Europe of hundreds of thousands of people from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries, the Islamic State has launched a large-scale media campaign urging Muslims not to seek refuge in the West but rather to come to the territories under its control. ISIS sees the Syrian wave of migration to Europe as an acute challenge. It undermines ISIS propaganda that promotes ISIS as a burgeoning state to which Muslims are flocking. Life in the Islamic State, they say, may perhaps be dangerous, but it promises glory and honor through waging jihad.

2015-09-29 00:00:00

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