Islamic State's Double Standards Sow Growing Disillusion

( Hamza Hendawi - Syrians who have recently escaped Islamic State rule say public disillusionment is growing as IS has failed to live up to its promises to install a utopian "Islamic" rule of justice, equality and good governance. Instead, the group has come to resemble the dictatorial rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad, with a reliance on informers who have silenced a fearful populace. Rather than equality, society has seen the rise of a new elite class - the jihadi fighters - who enjoy special perks and favor in the courts.

2016-01-21 00:00:00

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