Between the al-Nusra front, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Anbar province, Aleppo, al-Qaeda and the clans, everything has become confused; a surreal mix of rebels, extremists and terrorists. Al-Qaeda’s supporters believe that ISIS went off track. When you ask them if al-Qaeda is on the right track, some skeptical supporters answer by saying that the regime has created ISIS, meaning the Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian regimes! How could this be possible when all they do is accuse Shiites of disbelief, barely giving non-Sunnis that chance to understand their ideology. If one fails to understand al-Qaeda’s ideas, is that person an apostate?
ISIS’s ideology is frightening and it is worth being analyzed and understood because there are still people who have sympathy for itJamal Kashoggi