A win for ISIS: Unparalleled brutality seizes the media spotlight



The Islamic State was back in the news on Tuesday with an act of barbarism that seemed designed, with ghoulish cynicism, to further raise the media stakes.

The militant group released a video that showed the killing of 26-year-old Muath al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian pilot, who was burned alive in a cage

The imagery was stark, the video slickly produced: Faceless fighters. A prisoner in Guantanamo orange. Digitally-enhanced flames. A scorched earth. An unimaginable death.

The video made headlines around the world — including at Mashable — leading the news cycle for most of the day Read more…

More about Jordan, Isis, Us World, and Muath Al Kaseasbeh

via Mashable http://on.mash.to/1FdfST8

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