Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah: Explaining the Islamic State Phenomenon The beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIS militants. (Photo Credit: JCPA)

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, January 20, 2016.

The Islamic State is a terrorist state with almost all governing elements. ISIS rules today over a swath of land bigger than the United Kingdom, with a population of almost 10 million. Never in the modern history of the Muslim world has a conflict drawn so many jihadists. For many, life in the Islamic State is better than in their country of origin. read more

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