As a result of the U.S. election and the hysterical freak-out that followed it, many important news stories didn’t receive the amount of coverage they deserved, one being an unbelievable crime against humanity allegedly carried out by ISIS in late October.
Alice Assaf, a Syrian Christian woman who escaped a group of ISIS thugs, revealed in blood-curdling detail some of the terrorist group’s diabolical methods when handing out death sentences to those unable to escape.
Watch as I summarize the horror show they unleashed after taking over her town near Damascus.
Even in this day and age of horror movies filled with “torture porn”, the real-life atrocities carried out by ISIS are beyond imagination.
Assaf’s story did get some media coverage but in most cases, it wasn’t front-page material and there’s been little follow-up. It seems we’re becoming desensitized, part and parcel of the “new normal”, I guess.
There’s a profound irony though when considering the tactics employed by ISIS and other Islamist terrorist groups, ostensibly motivated by utter disgust of western culture and values yet, they’re so beholden to Western inventions and technologies.
When they recruit members via social media campaigns, they rely on the Internet. The guns they fire, the vehicles they drive, the planes they hijack, the cellphones they use to communicate and so much more, are all western constructs.
These thugs can’t create or invent or innovate. They can only use and commandeer and destroy. Death and destruction is their bailiwick and so the machinery in a Syrian bakery isn’t used to bake bread, but to massacre innocent people.
And though they hate us, hate our lifestyles and hate our freedoms, where would they be without us?