TERROR STATE
Hooks attached to a door were found in a torture house discovered in a patrol by Soldiers of Troop C, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Zambraniyah March 5, 2008. Soldiers present said the hooks were used to hang people from.
Hooks attached to a door were found in a torture house discovered in a patrol by Soldiers of Troop C, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Zambraniyah March 5, 2008. Soldiers present said the hooks were used to hang people from.
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A Look Into The Islamic State’s Ministry Of Fear

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A multi-part series compiled from interviews with an alleged former Islamic State militant shows how the terror group weaponized fear and then transformed that terror into a bureaucracy. Written by The Daily Beast’s Michael Weiss, the source, a man who goes by the pseudonym Abu Khaled, describes how in Islamic State territory, doing something as minor as smoking cigarettes can result in three days locked in a cage in the public square.

The terror group has constructed an entire bureaucratic system built on its ability to instill fear in its subjects as a deterrent. Morality police check everything from food quality at a restaurant to sniffing around one’s apartment building to make sure no one is smoking or drinking.

Get the full story at The Daily Beast.