Isis Happens

A recent Guardian article was headlined “How the ‘Pompey Lads’ fell into the hands of Isis.” As you can imagine, Dalrymple takes aim and fires:

According to the headline, the young men “fell” into the hands of Isis as an apple falls passively to the ground by gravitational force. The word suggests that it could have happened to anybody, this going to Syria via Turkey to join a movement that delights in decapitation and other such activities in the name of a religion—their religion. Joining Isis is like multiple sclerosis; it’s something that just happens to people.

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