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There’s a method to ISIS madness

February 10, 2015

By Peter Brookes

Some seem baffled and or shocked by the raw ruthlessness of the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) most recently foisted upon us by the video of the immolation — a euphemism for being burned alive — of a captive Jordanian pilot.

But, while hard to believe, there’s actually a method to this madness.


While it tries to portray itself as a caliphate (a Muslim state under sharia law), the Islamic State is first and foremost a terrorist group. As such, it seeks to “terrorize,” causing intense feelings of fear in its target audience...

Read the full article at the Heritage Foundation: There's a method to ISIS madness

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