Sunday, September 27, 2015
Good News: Defectors from ISIS
The International Center for the Study of Radicalization studies people who defect from ISIS, especially the disillusioned foreign fighters.
Among the main reasons the defectors cite:
The corruption of ISIS commanders
Racism against foreign fighters
Killing civilians, including women and children (especially fellow Sunni Muslims)
Fighting other militant groups, instead of Syrian dictator Assad.
Since none of these offenses is likely to diminish.
I hope that means the word is getting out to potential recruits that ISIS is not what it claims to be. Worse, it is a bad organization even by the standards of radical Islam, and even to other radical Muslims.