Saturday, April 18, 2015

Observational Note



Last spring, the Naqshbandis in Mosul were one of the groups that decided to ally with Daesh or ISIL to throw out the Shiite army, Daesh took advantage of the alliance to arrest leading Naqshbandi figures and ex-Baathist ones, stabbing their new allies in the back.

The Bush administration created a vacuum of power and culture that religious forms of resistance filled.