Do yourself a favor and watch this VICE News video on ISIS. Warning: there are some very graphic images at times.[youtube http://youtu.be/AUjHb4C7b94]
What amazes me the most about the video is how perfectly normal and perfectly matter of fact most of the ISIS people seem. Well, until they cut off your head or crucify you. It’s almost surreal. Their daily experience is so far removed from what we are used to and the veneer on the horrors that they are perpetrating only cracks every once in a while. What especially got me was the policing of the Sharia Law stuff. So polite, almost courteous. So deadly. It gives me chills.
VICE News is doing some amazing reporting around the world. Their in-depth reporting is around the best I’ve seen. It’s what real reporting should be.