Most of the propaganda ISIS pumps out is incredibly slick, almost looking like something right out of Hollywood.Many of their most notable pieces of propaganda that shocked the Western world – the beheading of journalists, execution of Coptic Christians, burning of a Jordanian pilot, among many others — are filmed in front of a green screen so ISIS doesn’t give their location away.
Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re protected, as the U.S. has launched thousands of airstrikes against ISIS targets. Many of ISIS’ propaganda footage features combat footage, either showcasing their victories, or praising their martyrs who’ve been killed in battle. Death is hardly always “glorious” – like when they’re blown to smithereens right as they begin recording.
There’s a feel good video for the day. One down – thousands to go.[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]