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Submitted by Richard Wittrup (United States), Apr 20, 2016 at 18:42

I think it important that the demise of the ISIS caliphate be attributed by Sunni Moslems to opposition from within the Sunni community. The attraction of theocracy seems to run strongly among Moslems. The Prophet established the Islamic nation as a theocracy and it remained so through its golden age. Moslems need to conclude that theocracy doesn't work in modern times - that it leads to corruption, autocracy and ineptitude. Iran may be headed in that direction but its failure will not convince Sunnis. If ISIS is seen to have been defeated by western powers, Sunni Moslems may conclude that it was not given a fair chance and that the defeating powers deserve to be punished..

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