The ISIS Militant Terror Group In Photos

Whether they go by ISIL or ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, respectively), the Sunni jihadist group in the Middle East is a terror group unlike any other. In fact, they have committed crimes so disturbing and heinous that even al-Qaeda distanced itself from the group after they publicly disobeyed orders to kill fewer civilians in Syria.

After releasing a video showing graphic footage of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, along with tweeting numerous images showing captured civilians being tortured, dismembered and executed, it is no surprise that the world is concerned by what this radical and increasingly powerful terrorist organization will do next. This gallery offers a glimpse into the actions of the extremist (so extreme that some of its supporters have ordered “Islam for Dummies” before shipping off to the area) ISIS group.

[Warning: Graphic images included.]

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Islamist Fighter Group Waving Flag

A man waves the ISIS flag. Source: NBC News

ISIS in Syria 2014

Source: Independent

State of Iraq After ISIS 2014

Source: Darkroom

ISIS 2014 Mass Executions

This photo shows the aftermath of one of many mass executions carried out by ISIL. Source: Global Post

ISIS Member Waves Flag

Source: NBC News

Brutal Attacks ISIS 2014

Source: Utopia

US and ISIS Conflict 2014

Source: TIME

ISIS 2014 Iraq Militants

Source: The Guardian

ISIS Executes Helpless Victims

ISIS victims are shown in a screen grab from an ISIL video. Source: ABC

ISIS Executions

ISIS gunmen line up to execute kidnapped victims. Source: Vice

M-16 ISIS Executions

Kidnapped individuals are lined up and executed. Source: Zero Hedge

Crucifixion by ISIS Militants

ISIS individuals crucify rebels. Source: Global Post

Peshmerga in 2014

Source: Slate

Dangerous ISIS 2014

Source: The Guardian

Militants Terrorize Citizens

ISIS individuals heckle victims before executing them. Source: Daily Mail

Terror Group in Iraq ISIS 2014

Source: ABC News

ISIS in Syria

ISIS group gathers up cigarettes and burns them in Syria. Source: Vice

US Forces Capture Suspected ISIS Individual

United States forces capture a suspected ISIS individual. Source: TIME

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To learn more about the context that brought a radicalized group like ISIS into existence, we’ve got a video for you.

Get To Know The Rose Of Jericho, One Of Nature’s Most Resilient Creations

Often called the resurrection plant, the Rose of Jericho is thought to be one of the strongest plants in the world, as it can survive almost complete desiccation by collapsing into itself when lacking moisture and uncurling once the plant receives it. Spanish friars actually used the rose to teach natives the concept of rebirth. Oddly enough, it eventually turns into a tumbleweed, the cinematic prop of choice for dilapidation and decay. Learn more about this wondrous plant by watching the video above.

The Creepiest Places on Earth

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Stuffed animals strewn about Jazzland Source: Free York

Certain places on Earth are best left alone. Whether they have been made by nature or by man, these locales can scare the hell out of you. This, bizarrely, is what makes them so appealing to certain people in the first place. We enjoy that adrenaline rush that comes out of primal fear, and these are some of the best locations in the world to experience it.

Creepiest Places: The LaLaurie Mansion

Creepiest Places Lalaurie Outside

Looks pretty harmless from the outside
Source: Wikimedia

Our obsession with serial killers is pretty evident. They are the worst that mankind has to offer so, naturally, they fascinate us. However, very rarely do they leave behind such a creepy legacy as the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans. For multiple decades in the 19th century, this was where wealthy Louisiana socialite Delphine LaLaurie engaged in the brutal torture and murder of her slaves.

Creepiest Places Lalaurie Night

Ok, it gets a little scary at night
Source: The Magazine

We’ll probably never know exactly how many people met a gruesome end in that house, but some claim it was in the hundreds. These kinds of homes often get demolished, but not so for this home. Not only is the LaLaurie Mansion still standing, it’s become a prominent New Orleans landmark. At one point, the home was even purchased by actor Nicolas Cage.

Creepiest Places Lalaurie Tour

Unsurprisingly, people say the mansion is haunted and offer ghost tours
Source: Blogspot

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Last Words Die

Source: Design Taxi

Chilling Last Words Of Police Brutality Victims

Last Words Why

Source: Design Taxi

Over the past few weeks, the nation’s police–specifically those in Ferguson, Missouri–have become an object of incredibly intense political scrutiny. Pundits have lamented the special-ops power that supposedly localized defenders of justice have accumulated over the years; more civil liberties-minded politicians have looked to the way the state has historically used police force as a means to systematically control a specific race. Others worry about the state of our media and their freedoms to report the facts. All of this is fine and well, but amid the disputes we seem to have forgotten the moments that brought these discussions into existence: the premature end of a human life.

In light of this, journalist and filmmaker Shirin-Banou Barghi has created a series of chilling last words from victims of police brutality, shining a cold light on the moral crisis at the center of this media frenzy. Politics matter, as does context. But let us not forget why we are arguing along the way: human lives matter.

Last Words Breathe

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