Magical Thinking about Isis

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Adam Shatz explains the flaws in the West's approach to the Paris attacks that is based on false presumptions of Daesh and political manoeuvring. It boggles my mind how well the rather simple strategy of Daesh is working.

“By sending a group of French – and Belgian – citizens to massacre Parisians in their places of leisure, IS aims to provoke a wave of hostility that will end up intensifying disaffection among young Muslims.”

Also, watch this video of Nicolas Henin, the french journalist who was a prisoner of Daesh for 10 months and who echoes the same observations. 

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