The Islamic State – via VICE News

For those of you who aren’t aware of VICE News‘s amazing feature, The Islamic State, I thought I would post the first three parts here. (The fourth and fifth haven’t been released yet.) This is VICE’s description –

With unprecedented and exclusive access, VICE News journalist and filmmaker Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks filming alone inside the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Dairieh is the first and only journalist to travel freely behind their front lines across Syria and into Iraq since ISIS made its lightning advance in June.

I can’t tell you how important it is for you to watch this series. It’s powerful and disturbing. This is what we are dealing with, folks.

Part 1 – Spread of the Califphate

 

Part 2 – Grooming Children for Jihad

Part 3 – Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa

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