The Islamic State Wants the West to Over-React and Hasten Apocalypse

Rapoport, David C.
December 2015
YaleGlobal Online;12/8/2015, p1
The article discusses the Islamic State's (ISIS) desire for a war between the West and Islam as anticipated by fundamentalists as of December 2015. Topics cited include its strategy shift from territorial control to random terror attacks to make the West over-react and stimulate more ISIS recruits while unifying Islam and a conflict between ISIS and its predecessor Muslim group Al Qaeda. Also noted is the 2003 Iraq invasion's revival of apocalyptic beliefs among some Sunni Muslims.


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