Islamic State and Sri Lanka connection

If Sri Lanka attacks are really related to ISIS, what does it mean these days? It’s hard to imagine that, let’s say al-Baghdadi was given orders, so who can claim these days I am ISIS? Basically anybody? Read few comments.
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US declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. Where could this lead?

As the U.S. labels Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization how do you read this move? Is it justified and do you think that Iran will react somehow as it will put some additional pressure on the regime? Read few comments.
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What should Europe do with ISIS foreign fighters?

The case of British teenager and ISIS bride Shamima Begum and President Donald Trump saying Europe countries should take home their citizens that fought for ISIS  have renewed the debate what to do with the members of ISIS. I know it is a complex problem but I would like to ask how do you see this. Should we keep them out or let them return (at least some of them), and why? Read few comments.
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ISIS threat to Europe: Any changes?

There were many discussion that with ISIS losing territory the organization may try to hit Europe also with some returnees. Is this still a big threat, or how would you assess readiness and maybe also current willingness of ISIS to attack western targets? Read few comments.
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ISIS is (not) defeated

President Donald Trump tweeted: We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. So how do you see this rationale for withdrawing troops, how do you assess the current state of ISIS in Syria and beyond? Read few comments.


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Are Sunni jihadists losers or winners?

Or something in between. 17 years ago Al-Qaeda was able to prepare a spectacular attack against the US, last 4 years ISIS is making headlines everywhere. But if Sunni jihadist organizations would be doing some cost-benefit analysis what can they claim as a real success beyond attacks and destruction? In your opinion, were they somehow able to change the world in their own image, and how, or probably not so much? Read few comments.
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Hamza bin Laden: Next face (leader) of Al-Qaeda?

It was reported by The Guardian that Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta but from other sources it seems that this wedding was wrongly reported but please, may I ask what do think about Hamza’s position within Al-Qaeda. Is he a new generation of the network, is he really important, or he more or less just represents some hype due to his name? Read few comments.

Hamza bil Laden – Image from video released by CIA.

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