James Phillips -- The Daily Signal
The grisly propaganda video issued by the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), showing a captured Jordanian air force pilot being burned alive has sparked a popular backlash in Jordan against ISIS.
Like many Americans before 9/11, many Jordanians did not fully appreciate the threat posed by Islamist revolutionary terrorist groups and sought to avoid being drawn into a conflict. Some Jordanian Islamists even had staged demonstrations inside Jordan in support of ISIS.
ISIS’s indiscriminate violence against Muslims is steadily eroding its appeal in the region. Although young “true believers” from foreign countries continue to answer its siren call to join in a global “holy war,” a growing number of Iraqi and Syrian Sunni Muslims forced to live under its harsh rule are fed up with its ruthless tactics and fanaticism.
The latest video, which is meant to invigorate the zeal of ISIS supporters as well as to humiliate and demoralize its enemies, particularly Jordan’s armed forces, is merely the most recent evidence of a long list of atrocities committed by ISIS.