by: the Common Constitutionalist
ISIS, the Islamic State, is on the move – expanding its territory in both Syria and Iraq. Unlike their shadowy predecessors, this new breed of terrorist is actually widely promoting their cause, taking to Twitter and YouTube to spread their propaganda.
Vice News has put together a series of videos cataloging the views, ideology and methods of the Islamic State. It begins with one of the “Warriors of Allah” explaining that “Sharia must be the only law and that it [Sharia] can only be established with weapons”, as he slaps his AK-47.
The Islamic State is not like other terrorist organizations. They really do fancy themselves an actual autonomous kingdom. They even have their own “press officer”, Abu Mosa, who escorted the Vice News crew to different locales within their newly founded kingdom.
In the first of the video series, Abu Mosa has a statement for America. As he fiddles with his weapon Mosa says: “I say to America, that the Islamic Caliphate has been established. And we will not stop. Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead, send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”