ISIS turning on itself?
Hollie McKay reports that "ISIS burns fighters alive for letting Ramadi fall" (FoxNews, January 12, 2016):
ISIS fighters who fled to the terror group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul after being defeated in Ramadi were burned alive in the town square . . . in an unmistakable message to fighters who may soon be defending the northern city [of Mosul] from government forces . . . . [The ISIS fighters who fled Ramadi] "were grouped together and made to stand in a circle . . . . [a]nd set on fire to die" . . . . With government, Kurdish and coalition forces now mustering to recapture Mosul, which fell to ISIS approximately 18 months ago, an increasingly paranoid ISIS has stepped up its murders of women and children . . . . "They come to the house and take the children and accuse them of being spies . . . . If the mom cries and gets upset at them, they accuse of her being a spy too and take her to the jail and later kill her" . . . . [One terrorism expert explained,] "ISIS is fracturing, paranoid from within, . . . [and] the harsher the tactic the more desperate the leadership is" . . . . [Another expert agreed: As ISIS continues] "to lose territory, we've seen a growing number of defections and a rise in the number of alleged internal spies - many of whom they have killed mercilessly without demonstrating significant evidence of internal espionage."To hear that ISIS is fracturing, growing paranoid, and turning on its own jihadis comes as great news - though I mourn the deaths of the innocent whom ISIS in its paranoia also slays. When ISIS finally falls completely, and the Islamic State is gone, I hope to see its leaders go on trial as war criminals.
In their crimes, they are legion . . .