Islamic State’s Double Standards Sow Growing Disillusion

” Syrians who have recently escaped the Islamic State group’s rule say public disillusionment is growing as IS has failed to live up to its promises to install a utopian ‘Islamic’ rule of justice, equality and good governance. Instead, the group has come to resemble the dictatorial rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad that many Syrians had sought to shed, with a reliance on informers who have silenced a fearful populace. Rather than equality, society has seen the rise of a new elite class — the jihadi fighters — who enjoy special perks and favor in the courts, looking down on ‘the commoners’ and even ignoring the rulings of their own clerics.”

Source: Islamic State’s Double Standards Sow Growing Disillusion | Military.com

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