Daniel Doherty

To my knowledge, only one news organization has been granted behind-the-scenes access to The Islamic State (IS) – the group sometimes referred to and formerly known as ISIS. Vice News embedded one of their journalists with some of IS' foot soldiers, and through his purview, we learn a great deal about the group's deranged and death-obsessed ideology. Above all, they’re determined to establish an Islamic State across the Middle East and, eventually, the entire world. As a spokesman for the group told Vice News: “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established. And we will not stop. Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”

These jihadists, it must be said, are the same cretins who have been slaughtering, raping and enslaving Iraq’s ethnic minorities in the north, and, as you will see in the video below, beheading and mutilating regime soldiers in both Syria and Iraq. They recruit and brainwash children, too, all of whom are susceptible to fundamentalism and their distorted Islamic worldview. Normally, I wouldn’t post such a graphic video on our website, but now that the US is committed militarily to ending the atrocities perpetrated by IS in Iraq, it’s important for the public to know exactly what we’re up against.

Needless to say, this video contains graphic violence, and is intended for mature audiences only:


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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