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Title: ISIS growing stronger than Al Qaeda?


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ISIS growing stronger than Al Qaeda?
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Al-Zawahiri (the al Qaeda leader) and the core of
al Qaeda are locked in a battle with ISIS for the
leadership of the global jihadist movement --
offering very different visions and strategies.
ISIS was expelled from al Qaeda in February after
rejecting al-Zawahiri's demand that it restrict
its activities to Iraq. The younger generation of
jihadists appears to be more impressed by the
ISIS action. Al Qaeda foot-soldiers -- from
Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere -- are
flocking to ISIS' standard. Their chilling
brutality toward non-Muslims and Muslims who
don't share its rigid interpretation of Islam is
making them popular. A big message from ISIS is
condemning what it calls the "declaration of war"
by the United States on Muslims in Iraq, and
calling on "all Islamic groups to support their
brothers by afflicting America." By contrast,
it's been a long time since al Qaeda has carried
out any attack of note and thus many Islamic
extremists would rather see action than words.
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