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James Foley beheading shows vicious barbarity of Islamic State
James Foley beheading shows vicious barbarity of Islamic State

Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in “The Hobbit” or the zombies in “World War Z” -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared with the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have rallied to the black banner of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  ISIS (or ISIL, the alternative version of the name that substitutes the broader geographic term, Levant, for Syria) may be the most despicable band of barbarians to plague the world since the Khmer Rouge finished stacking up the skulls of their victims in Cambodia 35 years ago. Emerging from the chaos of the Syrian civil war, ISIS militants...

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