Why the Islamic State Is Scarier Than al-Qaeda in Iraq

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When militants from the Islamic State made their first incursion into Iraq in January, quickly capturing the western city of Fallujah, the images of triumphant radicals parading around the city under black banners left many with a sinking feeling.

Within days, the militants (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) were staging public executions and ordering people to submit to strict Islamic codes of behavior. In the months since, the brutality of the Islamic State has brought back dark memories of an earlier time in Iraq when Abu Musab Zarqawi led radical militants to slaughter tens of thousands of people. …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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