Where does ISIS come from?
Publisher: International Socialism
Date Written: 22/06/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19667
A review of Abdel Bari Atwan, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate.
Rosa Luxemburg said that capitalism would end in either socialism or barbarism. Looking at the Middle East, as hopes of democracy and social justice have been dashed by counter-revolution and violence, and at the Wests depictions of Islamic State or ISIS, barbarism might seem to have triumphed. Abdel Bari Atwan, editor for 25 years of the Arabic daily AlQuds AlArabi and now running the news website Rai al-Youm, is well placed to give an informed account of the origins, ideology and spread of ISIS.