The title of a recently released Los Angeles Times article is “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) aims to recruit WESTERNERS with video” (Web-site/URL: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-isis-video-20140620-story.html).
“The slickly produced video, titled, “There is no LIFE without JIHAD,” opens with a montage of five men trudging through a tranquil, leafy setting before convening in a semicircle. Their names signal origins in Yemen, Iraq, India and elsewhere”. “There is no life without Jihad” is an EXTREMELY DISTURBING philosophy.
“A man identified as Abu Muthana al-Yemeni, who says he comes from Britain, says, “Allah has made this the BEST of his lands” and “chooses the BEST of people to do this“. He boasts that ISIS has the most foreign fighters among the different militant groups.
“Another member of the group says these fighters “understand no borders” and have participated in battles in Syria. He says they will go to Iraq in a few days and are also willing to go to Jordan and Lebanon with the goal of “making Allah’s word the HIGHEST” in the lands they claim for an Islamic caliphate”.
“No problems,” he says, “wherever our sheikh sends us“.
“The video was posted the same week that ISIS claimed to have SLAUGHTERED 1,700 Iraqi soldiers and posted gruesome images on social media to back up the assertion”.
“More disturbing photos followed, including ones showing rows of men lying in shallow trenches as an ISIS fighter sprays them with gunfire”.
“One caption boasts of the “killing of the HERDS … that have escaped from the military base“. The word “herds” suggests that ISIS treats people like ANIMALS.
To conclude, let’s return once again to the title: “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria aims to recruit Westerners with video”. TWO AUSTRALIANS have already been recruited (Web-site/URL: https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24287019/australian-militants-abu-yahya-ash-shami-and-abu-nour-al-iraqi-identified-in-isis-recruitment-video/).