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A New Book Reveals the Horrifying, and Fascinating, Details of Daily Life Under ISIS


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A New Book Reveals the Horrifying, and Fascinating, Details of Daily Life Under ISIS

Robert Fisk

Before Obama’s few dozen brave Spartans put their little bootees on the soil of the tiny bit of Syria that the Kurds hold, not far from Qamishli, they should learn a bit about Isis from the work of a Syrian historian. They would find that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis “caliph” is not only a keen football fan but in his youth created a soccer team for mosque regulars and even joked that he was Iraq’s Maradona.


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Gosh, the place sounds wonderful! I should move there! Reminds me of Charles Lindberg's description of Nazi Germany circa 1938. " A clean, efficient place..full of happy people who love their Leader".

I guess if there is no place for the pre 2011 Baathist government, then Russia should pack it up and bring Assad with them.