Brian Downing of Downing Reports brings an essential dimension to understanding the fervor, destructiveness, and unparalleled narcissism of the Islamic State (IS aka ISIS/ISIL).
'ISIL’s startling ascendance is both bewildering and shocking. The apocalyptic cult’s brutality has been matched by success on the battlefield. Many think that there has never been such a force in the region, and do so in horror. Many young people in the region think the same thing, though in wonder and admiration as a path to glory appears before them.
'ISIL, like Eudes de l’Etoile, the Free Spirits, the Taborites, and other apocalyptic armies of the West’s past, comes from a social context.'
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