The truth about Islamic State: it’s in crisis » The Spectator

Posted: February 18, 2016 in ISIS

Isis is losing territory. Recruits are deserting. But the hardcore fanatics will never surrender

Paul Wood

…Last year I met an activist called Abu Ibrahim who runs a network that gets people out of Isis territory. ‘Most of those who go to the caliphate are true Muslims,’ he told me. ‘They are shocked when they get there and see what things are really like. It is horrible — for them it is either flee or commit suicide.’ He estimated that 40 per cent of foreign fighters wanted to leave. But desertion involves a terrifying risk. In one six-month period last year, 400 fighters were executed for disloyalty, according to his own source inside Isis. He managed to take out a handful before they were killed, including three Britons: two men and a woman…

Source: The truth about Islamic State: it’s in crisis » The Spectator

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