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Author Name: Michael B Kelley
ISIS Response To The Arab Spring
The group publishes images and videos of savage acts to spread fear and promote its images among jihadis. The Arab Spring has become the Jihadi Spring as Libya devolved into lawlessness, Egypt reverted military dictatorship, and the uprising in Syria turned into a sectarian civil war that's engulfing Iraq. On Sunday, the extremists ISIS militants who are leading the Sunni insurgency in Iraq announced the creation of the Islamic State, or "Caliphate," with its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi "The Caliph" and "Leader for Muslims everywhere." "We are postponing our fight with [IS] until later. After Maliki is gone, ISIL will not be a big problem for us," al-Suleimani told reporters. "Now is not the time to fight [IS], it's the time to fight Maliki." The areas that appear to be under IS control stretch from Aleppo in northwest Syria to Fallujah in central Iraq to a border post near both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. "(al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri) is in a no-win situation," said Aaron Zelin, Islamist militant expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told The Wall Street Journal. "Look at Egypt. Look at the way it ended for Muslims who cast their vote for Mohammed Morsi and believed in your democracy, in your lies," The unnamed fighter said.

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