Yesterday, VICE News released Part 4 of their video series on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS.
The video, entitled “Christians in the Caliphate,” details the ISIS Sharia Law court system and discusses how remaining Christians are handled in the Islamic State.
VICE Media’s Medyan Dairieh follows ISIS Press Officer Abu Mosa throughout the video and is given an inside look at how ISIS maintains social control in their territories. Mosa says that ISIS has enough human and financial resources to hold a stable society in conquered territories while continuing to fight for more land.
“[ISIS] is a state, not a group,” Mosa says. “We aim to build an Islamic state to cover every aspect of life.”
Support for ISIS in the region is widespread and enthusiastic, Dairieh reports.
“Everywhere our camera went,” Dairieh says in the video, “there seemed to be a young man eager to extol the virtues of the newly formed caliphate.”
One young man who looks to be no older than 14 has clearly bought into ISIS’s vision of a rise to worldwide dominance.
“I swear to Allah we will divide America in two and destroy all the enemies of our religion and the Islamic State,” the boy says. “The Caliphate will remain until the end of the world, and God willing, we will fight for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
The entire video, which can be seen below, is definitely worth watching: