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The last hurrah?

Print edition : November 14, 2014

A frame from a video released on October 3 by the Islamic State that purports to show the British aid worker Alan Henning before he was killed by the militant group. Photo: AP

People pay floral tributes to Henning at the base of the Eccles Cross in north west England, on October 5. Photo: OLI SCARFF/AFP

A demonstration to denounce the abuse of women by I.S. fighters, on September 13 in Basra, Iraq. The placards in Arabic read, “Where are you, you, who calls for freedom?”, and “Help women who are abused by daesh (I.S.)” Photo: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP

Questions are being raised about the “shelf life”of the I.S. Those who were initially seduced by its message now believe they have ended up creating a monster.
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