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Hussein Solomon: Isis Probably Had a Lot to Do with Al-Qaeda’s Killing of Hostages in Yemen (Podcast)

Against All OddsHussein Solomon, editor of Against All Odds: Opposition Political Parties in Southern Africa, spoke to OFM after the news of Pierre Korkie’s death, saying he believes that the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) had a lot to do with it.

Solomon says it is impossible to seperate what happened in Yemen from what is going on in the Middle East at large and says that it is understandable that al-Qaeda has been more forceful of late as they now have a competitor in Isis.

Sabrina Dean, reporting for OFM, writes that Solomon believes that Korkie and other hostages were killed in an attempt to not appear weak. Read the article and listen to the podcast:

A South African political analyst believes the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, more commonly known as Isis, probably played a major role in Pierre Korkie’s death.

The University of the Free State’s, Hussein Solomon, says one cannot separate Yemen from what’s happening in the larger Middle East and Arab world. He says the heavy-handed Isis tactics have spurred a type of competition between it and al-Qaeda.

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