A bloody Ramadan proves success of ISIS’s deadly message
Newsweek - 07/09/2016
“We’re looking at a paradox because on the one hand Islamic State is clearly getting weaker as an organization in its strongholds of Iraq and Syria and yet the impression that many people have is that the group is more dangerous than ever, especially outside its core conflict zone,” says Max Abrahms, professor of political science at Northeastern University and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
“I believe that Islamic State is indeed getting weaker as an organization but is more dangerous internationally. It’s not as if you diminish a group’s capability and that will be immediately reflected in less bloodshed,” he adds.