Hostility, barbarism, evil, intolerant, and many other strong words have one thing in common i.e. they all are a perfect synonym for the Jihadi terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS. It never fails to defy the limits of inhuman acts to terrorise the entire world. Recently ISIS, the jihadist terrorist group, released a statement declaring that their leader would then be regarded as the new Muslim head of a caliphate. The caliphate would encompass Syria, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle East. Global concern has toiled over ISIS’ instantaneous rise. Their barbaric methods and the brutal regime have even offended the al-Qaida along with the general public.
Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist and assistant professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, argues that ISIS does not have the durability to remain in power for very long and the world is whole-heartedly hoping for it. When talking about the relationship between Islamic State and al-Qaida it may seem that they land in the same category but they are far from each other owing to their belief and methods. Al-Qaida wasn’t a big fan of the AQI led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and ISIS following its footsteps is what teases the former group and makes them highly critical towards Islamic State.
Not denying that Islamic State’s rise is way more than believable, Max Abrahms believes that the future of ISIS won’t show a different story than the downfall of AQI. He opines that there won’t be much time left for ISIS to see the backlash from both its unrestrained tactics as well as its extreme political preferences, which have relatively little support throughout the Muslim world. Max wasn’t even an inch hesitant while claiming that “I believe that support for ISIS is destined to unravel. Further, the military prowess of ISIS is also greatly exaggerated.”