Sandwiched between advancing coalition forces, with their backs to the river and across the river Syrian forces waiting, ISIS men women and children surrender while still spitting epithets and promising a violent comeback in the future. Even in defeat, with their very lives in the hands and at the behest of the mercy or malice of their captures,the hubris of religious hatred must be expressed.
With Osama Bin Laden’s words echoing through the hearts of the defeated, the hubris of, “Our religion is a religion of death, yours (the weaker) is a religion of life.” holds sway to the last breath. Logic, appeasement, rhetoric and cajoling cannot educate or eliminate such religious fervor. Only a massive displacement of beliefs can change such heartfelt beliefs. A rare event at best.
This article has some sumptuous photos. The children pictured are being groomed to die for the caliphate……. by their mothers!