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An Ideology of Impurity: How internal divisions within ISIS may prove to be its undoing

Through satire, the Saudi TV show selfie exposes life under ISIS rule. Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based. Yet thinly veiled within the organization lie doctrinal and ideological tensions and divisions -- notably, the tension between proponents of an expansionist caliphate on the one hand and former stalwarts of the Iraqi Baath regime on the other.
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