Amnesty International

William Saletan: ISIS atrocities run deep

ISIS has released another beheading video. Two weeks ago, it posted a video of an ISIS fighter decapitating U.S. journalist James Foley. The new clip shows another reporter, Steven Sotloff, meeting the same end. A third video, released several days ago, featured the execution of a Kurdish fighter. A fourth victim, a British aid worker, is expected to be next. Maybe you're tempted to watch these videos. Or maybe, like me, you feel as though you should. Foley and Sotloff died because they were Americans. They could have been any of us. Don't we owe it to them to witness their murders? No. We owe them something else. These executions are what ISIS wants you to see. They're...