Jan. 21, 2016
Islamic State’s Double Standards Sow Growing Disillusion – Hamza Hendawi (AP-Military.com)
Syrians who have recently escaped Islamic State rule say public disillusionment is growing as IS has failed to live up to its promises to install a utopian “Islamic” rule of justice, equality and good governance.
Instead, the group has come to resemble the dictatorial rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad, with a reliance on informers who have silenced a fearful populace.
Rather than equality, society has seen the rise of a new elite class – the jihadi fighters – who enjoy special perks and favor in the courts.