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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Is ISIS Losing Ground?

By Douglas V. Gibbs,
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While claiming they are behind terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States (which draws eyes away from the real culprit... Islam), on the battlefield in the Middle East ISIS is beginning to lose its grip on its holdings.  ISIS can be easily defeated if we are just willing to fight them, and when it comes to coalitions in the area, it looks like the allies are beginning to get the upper-hand.

Of course ISIS is encouraging terror attacks around the world.  If the infidel's resolve gets broken, or the infidel is distracted enough, ISIS might be able to pull out of the difficult fight they are in back at home.

ISIS-held Fallujah is bleeding civilians escaping by the thousands.  Three weeks of fighting has forced tens of thousands from their homes, and many civilians are being held hostage by ISIS fighters in a last-ditch effort to hang on to the city.

Much of ISIS's strength has been the belief that they were winning.  Muslims were joining ISIS as long as ISIS was the winning team, striking fear into the hearts of their enemy, and being blessed by Allah.  But, as ISIS begins to struggle, those fighters will abandon ISIS, for losing is a sign (in their eyes) that it is no longer the will of Allah for ISIS to be successful.

Understand the nature of Islam, however.  Until we break the back of Islam itself, another group will rise to replace ISIS as the main threat against the West.  The defeat of ISIS will not be the defeat of Islamic terror and the jihad, just like the death of Osama bin Laden and the weakening of al Qaeda did not slow down Islam as a whole.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

More than 4,000 escape ISIS-held Fallujah in days, aid group says - Fox News

Trap Tightens on Civilians as Battles Rage in Iraq's Fallujah - U.K. Daily Mail Online

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