Social Impact in Decline: Anticipating the Weakening of ISIS's Ideology
Dr. Basem Al Atom

This article undertakes an intrinsic case study of ISIS's social impact on the citizens of Mosul, Iraq directly after its occupation thereof. It does so, moreover, within the framework of ISIS's Takfiri ideology - as rooted in its history - so as to provide a basis for anticipating the fate of that ideology in the post-ISIS period. This issue is particularly important in light of contemporary debates regarding the essentiality of territory to ISIS's ideological survival. Adding to the importance of this debate is the fact that Mosul was declared ISIS-free in July 2017. Thus, by outlining the social impact of ISIS's ideology at a time in which ISIS had free reign within territory that it once predominantly occupied, this article provides a basis for anticipating the decline of ISIS's ideology.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v5n2a19