October 25, 2016

IT WAS ALL DOWNHILL ONCE THEY GOT THE THEOLOGY WRONG:

Allah Wants ISIS to Retreat : The Caliphate's propagandists are digging through the Quran to prove that getting beaten back in Mosul doesn't stray from the preordained plan. (COLE BUNZEL, OCTOBER 25, 2016, fOREIGN pOLICY)

"Why has the Islamic State lost some of the territories under its control? And why has it lost some of its leaders?" This was the headline of an article published last week by a pro-Islamic State media outlet.

As its leaders are picked off from the sky, as its economic resources run dry, and as its prized "caliphate" slips from its grasp -- Mosul likely being the next casualty -- the Islamic State's supporters are looking for explanations for why the tide of war has turned against them. The facts on the ground, after all, no longer support the Islamic State's triumphalist slogan: Remaining and Expanding (baqiya wa-tatamaddad). How, one may well ask, does a group that projected such unbounded confidence, whose legitimacy seemed to rest on seizing and controlling large territories, adjust its message to less fortunate circumstances?

Nevermind that when Christ returns it will be to offer them an opportunity to accept Him as their savior, the requirement that they hold specific places and establish a state was always going to be fatal in the face of our opposition.

Posted by at October 25, 2016 6:04 PM

  

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