It has been often remarked that ISIS and other radical Muslim groups are very shrewd in their use of Western media.
According to Gilles Kepel of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, a growing “Jihad Generation” in Europe wants media coverage of their terrorist acts to fuel fears of all Muslims and create chaos within European society.
The Sun reports:
“According to German newspaper Die Welt, Kepel said the terror group’s aim is to incite hatred towards Muslims from the rest of the society which would eventually radicalize others to the point that Europe could enter into full-blown civil war.
Kepel, who is a specialist on Islamic and contemporary Arab world, added these ISIS fanatics not only want to destroy Europe, but to eliminate more moderate Islamic opposition.
‘The terrorism is above all an expression of a war within Islam,’ he explained. ‘The long-term goal of the Jihad Generation is to destroy Europe through civil war and then build an Islamic society from the ashes.’”
Kepel attributes the rise of the Jihad Generation in Europe to “a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects.”
Perhaps the U.S. should take notice of this fact in assessing their own immigration policies.