ISIS is killing al Qaeda
According to a series of exclusive interviews with senior jihadi ideologues, Isis has successfully launched “a coup” against al-Qaida to destroy it from within. As a consequence, they now admit, al-Qaida – as an idea and an organisation – is now on the verge of collapse.
Al-Qaeda was stodgy and abstract.
The Islamic State is exciting and even fun, at least for a certain kind of fanatic