Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on a police vehicle along a street in the city of Mosul (REUTERS/Stringer).

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Why ISIS propaganda has been so successful and how to counter it

May 27, 2015, Alberto M. Fernandez

Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez unpacks the elements of ISIS messaging to understand what makes it so powerful. ISIS's message, he writes, offers meaning and purpose clothed in "violence, power, sex, and the exaltation of the self." 

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