This is a head scratcher for me. Has anyone figured this out?
" dont mess with us because we are so crazy who knows what we will do to you"....is that what this is about?
Sadism, I think.
Word is that they brainwash their fighters into sadism, and keep them drugged up as they spread their sadism, but almost certainly this is part of a methodical rational plan of the leadership because everything the ISIS does is methodical and rational. These are the most intelligent a capable terrorists we have ever faced I think.
Adventure, excitement... Why did Hemingway fight the Spanish civil war?
I can see volunteering for military service, but I can't see volunteering for a cause that uses stonings, crucifixions and beheadings for coersion.
The idea is to cause as much trouble for the government in Jordan as possible. The pilot's family will I'm sure be all over the news denouncing the government.
Quote:I can see volunteering for military service, but I can't see volunteering for a cause that uses stonings, crucifixions and beheadings for coersion.
The spanish civil war was not fought with roses either, and bombing innocent people in Falujah or Gaza from 30,000 ft high is not any better morally speaking than beheading innocent people by hand. Soldiers are professional murderers. And from the volunteer's point of view, jihad is a good cause...
Didier François, who was held hostage along with three other French journalists by ISIS for 10 months before being released in April 2014, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview that his captors did not keep a copy of the Quran. Asked by Amanpour if any of the guards where he was held ever spoke to captives, François said that the hostage-keepers forcefully described their violent ideology—but that religion did not enter into the doctrine as they expressed it. Said François:
Quote:.There was never really discussion about texts or—it was not a religious discussion. It was a political discussion. It was more hammering what they were believing than teaching us about the Quran. Because it has nothing to do with the Quran.
They didn’t even have the Quran; they didn’t want even to give us a Quran
he was saying that far too many foreign fighters were sent to their death at the hands of the kurdish peshmergeh in that town where they fought for months (name?), because the bosses saw it as a symbol, that foreign fighters were treated as expandable cannon fodder..
I suspect that's both to intimidate AND part of the perks.
and bombing innocent people in Falujah or Gaza from 30,000 ft high is not any better morally speaking than beheading innocent people by hand. Soldiers are professional murderers.