On September 27 2014 I spoke about the development of ISIS on CBS Radio, on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy. Among the subjects of our discussion were the Wahhabi creed, the concept of the Caliphate and Islamic State, and concerns about current US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.
You can listen to my complete interview here AUDIO 1 and AUDIO 2. The interview itself occupies the second half of the audio file (about 17 minutes). Here is an excerpt from the very end of my interview,
“The US has been bombing Iraq for over 2 decades. 4 US presidents have gone on on TV and made a case for it. And this has been, unfortunately, the primary calling card of ISIS and other groups…..that there are western crusader at our doorstep, killing our brothers and sisters in the Islamic world. And this is what has caused mainly disaffected young men and women [to join ISIS]…There needs to be something more than simply a bombing campaign.”