In the past two articles in the series, we’ve looked at Saudi funding for the Wahhabist / Salafist agenda and how that has expanded the global jihadist movement. Next, we looked at a bit at the cultural aspects of poverty, poor governance, and other cultural issues impacting extremism that tends to be associated with violent movements. In the third article in the series I planned to provide a broad brush overview of several terrorist groups, however with the death of Mullah Omar being announced in the last two weeks, things have dramatically shifted on that front. As such this article will focus almost exclusively on ISIS as it is quite likely that Al-Qaeda as we know it has ceased to function and that ISIS is going to become the dominant player in extremist Islam.
Origins of the Terrorist Group ISIS
ISIS originated in the Sunni dominated regions of Iraq and … Read more »Continue