Journal article

Countering the Islamic State scourge

Religion Jihad Islam and politics Terrorism Colonisation Iraq Syria Iran Middle East

If unchecked, the Islamic State poses a security threat not only to Iraq and the Middle East countries but also to the West because of its ability to recruit hundreds of foreign jihadists who may pose threats on their return. Media narratives suggest that the conquests are about religion, militancy and territory. But the goal is mainly to advance political goals with religion co-opted.  In this article Riaz Hassan argues that Sunni and Shia nations must unite to battle oppression and the Islamic State violence.

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