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FPRI’s Clint Watts Quoted in Business Insider

“Watts explained that if the Syrian civil war doesn’t get resolved soon, the country might be taken over by jihadists who want to build their own state like ISIS, but with less violence.

“I think what we’ll see is a third variant of jihadism,” Watts told Business Insider after a roundtable discussion on terrorism at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. “We’re just calling it Al Qaeda or ISIS, but I think we’ll see the emergence of a third, which is taking bits and pieces of Al Qaeda and ISIS, trying to do state-building without crazy violence and trying to live in Al Qaeda’s image without having the Al Qaeda label.'”

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