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IRAQ: THE WEAK LINK IN THE WAR AGAINST THE ISIS


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                                                        The war against the ISIS is being fought both in Syria and in Iraq. On the Syrian side the army and its allies are causing great difficulty to Al Baghdadi’s militias. The same isn’t true of the Iraqi side. Why? The weakness of the Iraqi army, founded on a sectarian basis...

ISLAM AND ISIS

The ISIS is basically engaged on two fronts: one against the apostates, and the other against the non-believers. The apostates are those who have abandoned their religion, including rules and precepts, and are usually associated with the Shia. This explains the recent wave of attacks against the Shia in Iraq and Lebanon, and those targeting the Alawites in Syria...

AFRICA: A CONTINENT FIT FOR ISIS

If there is one continent where the conditions are ideal for the expansion of Islamic terrorism that is surely Africa. Widespread poverty, non-existent democracy, endemic corruption, low education, unemployment, low expectations for a decent life. There is a social humus capable of harboring the most extreme ideas and where violence can be fueled by resentment. And this can potentially happen anywhere across the continent. Firstly, Africa is a region where about half of the population is muslim. In some countries there is a clear predominance: Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Mauritania, Mali, Mayotte, Morocco, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia.








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