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Ahead of further publications on ISIS, the journalist (a former MP with the Cdu of Chancellor Angela Merkel) summed up his ''seven strongest impressions'' on his website. ''ISIS fighters are smarter and more dangerous than our politicians imagine: in a few months ISIS has conquered a territory as large as Great Britain. Al Qaeda is a dwarf in comparison''.
Todenhoefer directly observed how ''the inflow of new fighters grows every day''. He denied that only ''defeated'' youth are arriving from the West, rather describing new fighters as ''euphoric'' and hailing from the US, Great Britain, Sweden, Russia, France and Germany. As far as domestic security and welfare, the territory controlled by ISIS works as well as a State, just like other regimes in the region, said the reporter. The German journalist also noted that ISIS ''is a movement representing 1% (of the world's Islamic population, but is able to produce the effect of a nuclear tsunami''. He said it ''cannot be defeated with bombs and missiles: only moderate Sunni Arabs can stop ISIS, not the West'', concluded Todenhoefer. (ANSAmed)
originally posted by: LordOfDestruction
a reply to: TheBlackTiger
So true, I was just reading about Salafi Muslims attacking Sufi Muslim shrines and other places they consider holy, it reminds me of the war in my country, Yugoslavia. War is so much more messed up when everyone speaks the same language and looks the same.
But you are right, it's when the Middle East is at peace that the west has to truly get worried you think about it the crusades never really ended. People have been trying to westernize that part of the world forever, it's just not meant to be