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Have you for once tried to step into the shoes of an ISIS member?

Asked by pleiades (6571points) September 3rd, 2014

I just thought about this today. I was thinking to myself, wow, these soldiers are probably about the same age as me (26)

So 9/11 2001 happened these guys were probably 12 or 13 years old… they get essentially wiped out by USA and have to go into retreating. All while perhaps their fathers and uncles even mothers and aunties, cousins perhaps were slaughtered by U.S. coalition. They must have been taught at an early age that the west is the devil and etc in the same vein how some Americans think of most Muslims and stuff.

I’d say all in all, they must have a lot of fuel to go against the tyranny of U.S. imperialism combined with a belief of a justified religious war in their eyes.

I see this no different than the fatigue & anguish American settlers must have felt against the British Empire.

I’m not justifying the recent beheadings, nor am I saying I’m against the U.S. going into Iraq again… Just curious if you’ve ever tried to imagine life from their perspective?

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