Well I wrote this a while ago when ISIS was in the ascendancy. Now the caliphate has failed and ISIS is being systematically defeated I wonder what those young men think? They’ve seen their jubilant comrades blown to bits and maimed. Do they still believe they’ll go to paradise or is the doubt setting in? Do they still believe that Allah wanted them to rape, pillage and kill?
I hope that they are waking up to the reality. They’ve been conned and used.
At present there are thousands of young men streaming in to fight for the caliphate of ISIS/ISIL. They are all fired up to defend the values of Islam against the influence of the West.
So what are the things that are things that are attracting them? Well, as with all wars, there is the excitement and comradeship of fighting for a cause. There is also the desire to be seen as a hero, a real brave man, to do heroic deeds and be respected. There is the added attraction of sex. They can take their Jihadi brides, rape infidel women, and sate their sexual appetites in a way that would be impossible within the constraints of their culture.
ISIS is attractive because it is the Rock ‘n’ Roll of religion. The young men have freedoms they never dreamed of. They can kill, rape and destroy to their heart’s content. They don’t…
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