“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Sunday, July 27, 2014
A number of Mosul youths who have fled their city, have revealed that Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) has ordered them to take up arms and fight the Iraqi army or go to Syria and fight the Syrian regime.
A group of Mosul youths who fled Mosul which has been under the control of ISIS insurgents since last month, told BasNews that the militant group has ordered all Mosul youths to take up arms and join them in their operations against the Iraqi and Syrian regimes.
One of the youths, who didn’t want to be named, said that ISIS has informed all the shop owners and government offices that if they know any youths, they should tell them join ISIS and go to the frontlines.
“Once you join the group then they will send to Syria or to fight the Iraqi army,” said the youth.
Since June 10th, ISIS has controlled Mosul and a number ofSunni majority cities in Northern Iraq and has imposed strict rulings on the residents of the areas. BACKGROUND