Posts Tagged ‘ Patrick Sookhdeo ’

Uncovering the Islamic State

Mar 7th, 2016 | By

Author: Muslim popular sympathy for Islamic State means that Sunni “regimes fear that a direct confrontation with it will cause their delegitimization and trigger civil unrest and open rebellion,” limiting military responses to IS. Saudi Arabia has an emphasis on attacking Yemen’s Shia Houthis, something that wins “plaudits from all Salafi/Jihadi groups, including the Islamic State, and places it in a virtual alliance with them against Iran and its Shia proxies.”