German author and writer Jurgen Todenhofer spent 10 days embedded with fighters of the Islamic State. CCTV America’s Anand Naidoo asked him one more question about whether ISIL is actually a state.
“This is a state. I don’t say it’s a fantastic state, it is a working state, with police, and with hospitals, and with traffic police, and with educational system. It is a state and we have to know… that IS is extremely strong, extremely dangerous, and extremely brutal,” Todenhofer said. “They plan a religious cleansing which would kill all the religions besides the three book religions, so besides the Jews, the Christians, and the IS Muslims. So they talk about hundreds of millions of people that they would have to kill.”