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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Sectarianism of the Islamic State: Ideological Roots and Political Context


The Islamic State’s ideology is multifaceted and cannot be traced to one individual, movement, or period. Understanding it is crucial to defeating the group.
Forces throughout the Middle East are attempting to roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which seized territory in Iraq and Syria in 2014. But regardless of how the jihadi group fares militarily, its ideology remains a long-term challenge. The Islamic State’s ideology is multifaceted and cannot be traced to one individual, movement, or period. Understanding it is crucial to defeating the group.http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/06/13/sectarianism-of-islamic-state-ideological-roots-and-political-context/j1iy?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0dZMk16UXhaRE0wTmpFeiIsInQiOiJNa1ZSMzEzUmNSNkh0WVpneEg4V21BcUtMa3Z3UTJNcGVUQzJjY3R3clZzNEltMnRDNk1cLzJZYWVYT1lEemJ1cTdLOVpmb3FYUXF2cE1aNUhcL2x6Y3pOWDVpVjBOUzVQRUZTM0FSTXpOcFBNPSJ9

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