This is a 40 minute video report by a VICE News reporter embedded with the Islamic State for three weeks. Be aware there are a few (and brief) graphic images–headless corpses (6:27 to 6:39), a crucified man (27:52 – 28:06). Even more chilling is the footage showing the recruitment and indoctrination of children.
We are living in a joy that I can’t describe.
These words were spoken by an IS member who operates a “preaching van”. He was parked by the Euprhates River where several young boys were swimming. He smilingly asked a 7-yr old boy,
What do you want to be, a jihadist or to execute a martyrdom [suicide] operation?
The boy is his son.
At a celebration for the establishment of the Caliphate, a celebrant addresses the crowd:
I noticed that only children say hello to us and they send kisses from far away…old people look at us with a frightened look.
This is a close look at pure evil and it is frightening.