0350 GMT May 27, 2022
As the group becomes more and more violent, the international community gets more accustomed to its barbarism. But the question is: How can a human, who has feelings, become so vicious to butcher another human and commit crimes beyond imagination?
In June 2014, the media released pictures of ISIL terrorists killing hundreds of Iraqi soldiers in an execution style. At the time, the images were reckoned to be depicting the group's maximum cruelty.
Attacks by Iraqi troops and volunteer forces, Kurdish fighters as well as the international military coalition and the Syrian army made the ISIL weaker and weaker. However, the weaker the group became, the more its cruelty grew.
In July 2014, for the first time, the Takfiri group released a video purporting to show the decapitation of 25 Syrian soldiers. Subsequently, other reports emerged about innocent people plunging to their deaths after being pushed from high buildings, their crucifixion on baseless accusations, and the beheading of Westerners captured by the group.
They were all shocking but the burning alive of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh earlier this year shook the world to the core. The unforgettable crime was repeated a few days ago when the terrorists burned to death dozens of Iraqi citizens.
Experts believe that ISIL leaders are using a powerful propaganda machine to justify their brutal acts and encourage the youth in other countries to join the terrorist group. They use rich audiovisual techniques in the documentaries they make about the victims to portray its murderers as heroes who have come to conquer the world.
There is ample evidence provided by ISIL members who have been captured or those who managed to escape from the group that ISIL leaders are training their forces to become “born killers”, showing them violent movies and forcing them to have no mercy even on defenseless people.
In the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane that borders Turkey, accounts by Kurdish fighters who had captured a number of ISIL terrorists suggested that they had used psychedelic drugs. There were also reports about confiscation of such drugs as they were being smuggled into Syria from Jordan and Syria by ship.
Each ISIL member receives a pack of drugs that makes them feel brave and add to their cruelty. The ISIL reportedly also gives drugs to its victims before murder, implying to the viewers that anyone who resists the group will be terminated.
This is the army the ISIL has raised with the help of drugs and is fighting in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Defeating such a brainwashed army appears to be difficult but is possible, since the group lacks a strong ideology. This is ISIL's Achilles heel, which will ultimately lead to its destruction.
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On Feb. 11, President Barack Obama formally asked Congress to authorize a three-year war against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
A US-led military coalition has been carrying out airstrikes on ISIL targets since early August in Iraq. ISIL positions have also been targeted in Syria since late September.
The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, have beheaded three Americans, two British and two Japanese hostages in recent months. The videos of their beheadings were posted online.