..... but the other side will be much worse......
Not necessarily. For a look at the future in the region, look to Qatar and the UAE. They are growing centers of prosperity that have attracted the businesses of the world to open offices, distribution centers and financial facilities. They are by design the centers of the growing prosperity among the GCC member nations.
With Iraq taken off of the enemies list and Syria about to fall, the prospects brighten. As time rolls on, the change in Syria will allow strengthening of the now tenuous ties and allow Jordan and Syria and perhaps even Iraq to join the GCC.
Turkey is also heavily involved in the end of Assad and will play a role in the transition noted above. There will be a time when the radicals feel their oats but they will not prevail. The money interests will tolerate the radicals but will maintain ultimate control during the transition that can take perhaps 25 more years.
All the above is in the light of the real enemy that is Iran. The strengthening could lead to a war with Iran that Iran will lose.
You could very well be right and I hope you are. I may give Islam too much relevance. I’m nervous about islam in the US and especially in European nations. If it can be put in check, that would be a good thing.
Qatar, home of Al Jazeera. Qatar, main weapons supplier to Arab Spring jihadists, especially Libya.