Isis is now a medieval threat to our existence

Isis is now a medieval threat to our existence
Isis now estimates its active and fully armed force at about 30,000. Picture: Getty

The west has never seen an enemy like this and Isis is convinced that it will destroy us in its attempts to restore the caliphate

Of all the terrifying propaganda that Isis has recently produced, its pictures of the beheading of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on the beach at Sirte in Libya are particularly terrifying. They are especially disturbing for us in Europe because the geographical subtext of this act of mass-murder was unmistakable. After the beheading, Isis held up the victims’ still bleeding heads and gesticulated out to sea towards us and the Italian coastline less than 400 miles away.

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