Global jihadism is a phenomenon that has been around in its current, recognisable form since the ‘90s, and has, by now, become a permanent feature of the world order. It all started with Al Qaeda, the first organisation to dominate the movement, but they have since been eclipsed by ISIS. Now, as ISIS is being pushed out of Iraq and can expect, before long, to lose even their capital Raqqa, we need to ask what comes next.
So when ISIS is gone, what will happen to this ideology of global jihadism? The answer is not much. ISIS is the symptom of this ideology, not its primary source or even its main nourishmentDr. Azeem Ibrahim