Why ISIS's reign of fear has worked, and how it can be countered

October 7, 2015 11:44 AM

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Why ISIS's reign of fear has worked, and how it can be countered

The Islamic State is brutal, but for a purpose. It can succeed in the short term because locals don't appear to have any other options.

Washington — In the early days of the Islamic State, back when it was still taking shape from the remnants of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Muslim scholars advised the group to take a page from the United States military’s playbook.

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