Is Thsi The Future Of ISIS?

Sri Lankan Easter terror attacks. Reuters

Charlie Winter and Aymenn al-Tamimi, The Atlantic: ISIS Relaunches as a Global Platform

The Sri Lanka bombings were a preview of the Islamic State’s future.

Two days after the bombings in Sri Lanka, the Islamic State came out and said it was behind them. It backed up its claim with video evidence that showed the attackers gathering in front of its flag to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group’s current leader. The attack had been coming for some time, and others like it are almost certainly being planned—and not just in Sri Lanka. That’s because terrorism has long been a crucial promotional tactic for ISIS. This won’t change just because the organization, which tried to build a proto-state on territory it held in Iraq and Syria, was militarily defeated earlier this year.

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WNU Editor: As long as the message of radical Islam continues to resonate with many Muslims, the violence that it breeds will continue.

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