This group is very worrying. They are taking extremism and terrorism to a whole new level where they don't have any real cause other than to kill everyone not part of their group.
Myth #1: ISIS is crazy and irrational: Analysis:
If you want to understand the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, the first thing you have to know about them is that they are not crazy. Murderous adherents to a violent medieval ideology, sure. But not insane. Ref. Source 8
ISIS an 'Incredible' Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say:
"These guys aren't just bugging out, they're tactically withdrawing. Very professional, well trained, motivated and equipped. They operate like a state with a military," Said one official who tracks ISIS closely. Ref. Source 1
In a rare public appeal, the mother of ISIS captive Steven Sotloff made a direct plea to the terrorist group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, asking him not to punish her son for the actions of the U.S. Government.
"I ask you to please release my child," Shirley Sotloff said in a video message broadcast by Al Arabiya Network today.
Her son, a freelance journalist, appeared in an ISIS video showing the decapitation of American journalist James Foley. Ref. CNN
The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The video also threatens the life of British captive David Haines. Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is "Paying the price" For U.S. Intervention. Ref. CNN
What they are trying to do is aggravate the US to get them in the war. We have seen the results of that already in Iraq - it makes them run!