Origins of Daesh

Origins of Daesh
Updated 29 August 2015

Origins of Daesh

Origins of Daesh

The phenomenal spread of Daesh in the region is beyond comprehension. The financial resources of this terrorist organization continue to remain a mystery. The atrocities committed by Daesh add to the frustration of all the Muslims across the globe and I am not exception. I found the article “Whose baby Daesh really is?” (Aug. 28) by Aijaz Zaka Syed very informative, which raised very legitimate questions about the origin of Daesh.
Not long ago, Turkey had announced that it would unleash its anger on Daesh after the terrorists killed some Turkish citizens who were helping Syrian refugees within Turkish borders. Ankara had also pledged support to the US in its air campaign against Daesh. Unfortunately, soon after that Turkey got embroiled in its domestic problems with the Kurds.
After going through Syed’s article, I read the article by Robert Fisk, which Syed has referred to in his piece. Both the articles only added to my frustration, as I am continuously wondering about those invisible hands supporting Daesh in spreading its ugly tentacles around the Muslim world. It is impossible for any terror outfit to act like an organized army without continuous assistance. I agree with Syed that we are yet to hear Daesh uttering anything for or against the Zionist state of Israel.
The lukewarm response of the West in eliminating Daesh is also questionable. We don’t see the same ferocity with which the West pursued Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda.
Beyond any shadow of doubt, the proposed united Arab force would prove to be more effective than any foreign assistance. — S.H.Moulana, Riyadh