Although some celebrate ISIS’ territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as proof it is on the run, the attacks in Spain demonstrate the group’s adaptability and prove it is far from defeated.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is so far doubling down on a failed status quo, dragging out a strategic loss already bought at a dear cost.
With Doha more defiant than ever, the United States needs to take more drastic action and remove a crutch that has been propping up the emirate for too long.
‘For the West to see a day free from wars against Islamist terror…we must wage an ideological war to influence the minds of Muslims,’ says Zuhdi Jasser.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Syrian ceasefire to culminate in some sort of peaceful resolution, or even last long. We’ve been down this road before, folks.
‘When you see a girl being rescued, you cry,’ says the ‘Jewish Schindler,’ Steve Maman. ‘I don’t care how tough you are, you cry.’
Many argue that ISIS is close to death. But whatever happens in Raqqa, ISIS’s cause will live on.
Saudi Arabia is willing to maintain a distant peace with Israel to contain and defeat the poisonous ideology of the Islamic State. This is a huge shift.
The mosque attack does suggest that Britain is at a dangerous boiling point and that the violence is now coming from both sides of the spectrum.
Wednesday’s attacks in Iran seem not to have been spontaneously inspired by ISIS, but carefully planned to hit a nerve and grab international attention.
In the wake of the London attack, western leaders are insisting that all Europeans share the same values. The uncomfortable reality is that it isn’t true.
The lyricist who has never been afraid to speak unpopular truths is calling out the British government for coddling the terrorists who kill kids.
President Trump wants to make it clear that it’s the Muslim world, not the United States, that must lead the way in pushing back against Islamism.
The Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, is militarily invested in Iraq and Syria. Yet it has no strategic vision for Syria after the fight against ISIS is over.
If Islamists want to keep Muslims from integrating into French society and encourage them to resist through violence, it would be in their best interest to have Marine Le Pen in power.
We shouldn’t need humanitarian prompting to care about Syria. We should care because we’re terrified of the implications for our own interests and security.
All of this domestic turmoil comes at a time China and Russia are posturing and flexing their military might. These are dangerous times and miscalculations can bring tragic consequences.
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