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Extremism

Despite losing territories, the self-styled Islamic State (IS) continues to remain resilient by reinventing its propaganda. To counter violent extremism proponents should keep themselves abreast of the IS ‘post-territorial defeat narrative’.
Sensationalist media coverage serves the Islamic State's objective by pitting Muslims and non-Muslims against one another.
The wars against Islamic State and al-Qaida show that military responses may seem to work in the short term but don’t change much in the long run.