Dr Jurgen Todenhofer is the only Western Journalist who has been allowed to safely go behind the ISIS lines in Syria and Iraq.
Todenhofer is well-respected in the Islamic world for his trenchant condemnation of the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and despite his criticism of ISIS, after months of negotiations we was granted safe passage by the Caliphate to travel to the ISIS held cities of Raqqa in Syria, and Mosul in Northern Iraq.
What he has to tell us is both frightening and enlightening.
Forget what you read in the Murdoch or Fairfax press. Watch the videos and learn the truth about the Caliphate and the threat that ISIS poses to the world.
Below are some of the observations Todenhofer makes. It is well worth listening to what he has to say.
ISIS is a state. A working state, with police and hospitals and a functioning education system.
It is much stronger than our Western leaders think. I have met the leaders of the Taliban. ISIS is far stronger than the Taliban.
Al-Qaeda is an empty shell next to ISIS. There is no comparison.
Even at the peak of Osama Bin-Laden’s power and influence, there was no comparison between the power of Al Qaeda and ISIS.
We must understand that ISIS is extremely strong. Extremely dangerous. And extremely brutal.
They are very, very powerful.
They do not believe in democracy. It is a sin in their ideology – it is placing the laws of man before the laws of God.
ISIS plan a religious cleansing that would kill all the religions but the 3 book religions. All the people except the Jews, the Christians, and the ISIS Muslims.
Our military strategy is totally wrong.
You must understand that Mosul is a city of 3 million people. It is controlled by just 5000 ISIS militant fighters.
They took Mosul in just 4 days. With just 400 fighters, up against 25 000 troops. They are strong, they are powerful. Very, very powerful.
There are now only Sunni’s in Mosul. 130 000 Christians have fled. The Yezidis’ are gone.
How can you kill 5000 fighters in a city of 3 million with aerial bombardments?
They do not travel in convoys. They do not mass together. They live apart. You would have to destroy the whole city to kill them.
You have no chance.
ISIS want the Americans to come. They are not afraid of them.
That is why they are conducting the horrific beheadings – they want to provoke the Americans to enter the conflict.
The beheadings are a deliberate and clear strategy to create fear in the enemy. And it works. When they enter regions and cities their enemies run away.
The thing that struck me was the incredible enthusiasm of the young fighters. They are coming in droves from across the world. They believe they are doing something great; something historical; something good.
They laugh at the FSA (Free Syria Army). They think they are a joke.
ISIS respect Assad as an enemy, but they fear no one. They believe that God is on their side.
The only people who can defeat ISIS are the Arabs. Sunni Arabs.
We should keep out and stop trying to run the Arab world as we have for the last 200 years.
We cannot win.
Our soldiers want to come home. They want to live.
These people want to win. They are prepared to die.