Author Topic: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support  (Read 2045 times)

Offline SGOS

Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:50:59 AM »
This question has been in the back of my mind.  ISIS seems to be attracting huge support from supporters around the world, but this might be political spin or media spin.  We know that Al-Queada attracted support as any religious group tends to do, but this new ultra brutal form of Islam seems like it has people flocking to it, including young girls from the US offering their services to the group.  What does ISIS offer that Al-Queada could not?  Is it the brutality, the dedication, or the fact that they came out of nowhere and gained huge strength almost overnight.  How do we account for its widespread appeal?  Or is its appeal a myth being spread by the media (as an arm of government propaganda machine)?
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Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 02:31:36 PM »
I think it's because people like black and white issues.   Right or wrong, good or evil, democrat or republican, left or right, infidel and believer.

ISIS makes out that they are good little muslims fighting the good fight in Allah's name against the evil of the world (as they see it), and what muslim wouldn't want to be a part of that? 
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Offline SGOS

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 03:24:19 PM »
Yes, there is a "These are dedicated guys that aren't just screwing around" quality about them.  It's a very unusual quality for a political  group in times when politicians debate and debate, point fingers, and do nothing.  I could see the appeal, but it's a little hard to understand why the brutality doesn't keep people away.  There must be an appeal in the brutality itself, because that seems to define them more than anything else, at least in my mind.

Offline stromboli

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 04:06:57 PM »
Yes, black and white. They keep doing more extreme things to polarize Islam, to either put up or shut up. By forcing people to either commit or denounce, they get recruits. They also make more enemies. Remains to be seen how that works, but my opinion is they will ultimately only destroy themselves and any good will Islam had along with it.
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 05:54:16 PM »
The brutality has a way of cowing support.

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 06:22:46 PM »
Same reasons anyone joins a gang. This gang just has a mascot.
???  ??

Offline Munch

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 07:10:40 PM »
its the pack mentality of the human species, these fucktards who want to join Isis groups from free countries are drawn by some pack mentality because Isis does whatever the fuck it wants, from killing to stealing to causing international strife.
I say, anyone wanting to join the, let them, their not use to the human race anyway.

Offline stromboli

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 07:14:45 PM »
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Same reasons anyone joins a gang. This gang just has a mascot.

Which is a little weird, because if you try to display your mascot, you get beheaded.
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Offline Munch

Re: Why Does ISIS Attract So Much Support
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2015, 07:26:05 PM »
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Which is a little weird, because if you try to display your mascot, you get beheaded.

Which, I think sadly, is the thrill for these morons who come from places like america and european countries to join it.

 

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