Lounnas Publishes on the Failed Ideological Hybridization of the IS
Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies at AUI, recently published in the academic journal ‘Studies in Conflict and Terrorism’ a paper titled "The Failed Ideological hybridization of the Islamic States". Derived from interviews with former foreign fighters in Afghanistan and Syria-Iraq among others, the paper looks at the extremely violent strife within ISIS between its three different ideological factions: the neo-takfirist, the bin Ali Faction and the Hazimiyah. This internal conflict caused the death of hundreds of people within ISIS including key religious leaders and the side-lining of many others, and eventually threatening the cohesion and unity of ISIS.
The paper can be found here.