Journalists, Christians, Muslims and ethnic minorities have suffered brutal deaths at the hands of the ISIL. Henceforth, in the strategy to destroy the ISIL which has killed many people across each and every tier of society; containment and dispersal of the violent extremist group, would not be sufficient. Total dissolution of this group is merited and the strategy to achieve this end should not be long and drawn out, as to add to other merging or existing instabilities, but the strategy must be forthwith, decisive, compelling and strong enough to serve as a deterrent to others.
There is overwhelming support to the plan to fight the ISIL. Last Month, Pope Francis, once assessing the violence of the ISIL, determined as reported by the Associated press(AP): "In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor." The Pope's understanding of the barbaric violence perpetrated by the ISIL was reiterated by the Vatican's Ambassador to the United Nations(UN) in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who opined: "Maybe military action is necessary at this moment," with regards to the ISIL. The top Islamic authority in Egypt, the Dar el-Ifta, has reasoned that the ISIL should be called an "Islamic State", and the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Shawki Allam, has determined that ISIL has violated all Islamic principles and laws and hence the group represents a danger to Islam as whole.
The UN Security Council(SC) has condemned the ISL and has called for its defeat because of its intolerance, violence and hatred espoused. Thus, on the strategy to defeat the ISIL, all means must be utilized wherever and whenever to achieve the objective.