What comes after ISIS


Terrorattackerna i Bryssel är de senaste i en rad attacker som IS har utfört i Europa och Mellanöstern. Vår syn på IS är inte bara naiv, den är också ett hinder i kriget mot IS, skriver Salam Karam, som doktorerar på Iraks konstitution vid University of London.

Här är hela texten:

Regardless of what happens to ISIS—which is an extension of the global Salafi-jihadist movement which includes a litany of groups, like Al Qaeda central—this messianic ideology is here to stay and will likely gain more followers in politically and socially polarized Arab and Muslim societies. Despite a costly civil war unfolding between ISIS and Al Qaeda Central, particularly in Syria, Salafi-jihadists continue to expand their influence and attract new recruits.

The World According to ISIS

Och denna från The Guardian:

In his admiral manual, Terrorism: How to Respond, the Belfast academic Richard English defines the threat to democracy as not the “limited danger” of death and destruction. It is the danger “of provoking ill-judged, extravagant and counterproductive state responses”.

The menace of Brussels lies not in the terror, but in the reaction to the terror. It is the reaction we should fear. But liberty never emerges from a Cobra bunker.