Armed tribesmen deployed on the streets take control of the city of Ramadi January 4, 2014. Iraqi troops trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi on Saturday after shelling the western region's other main city, Falluja, overnight, tribal leaders and officials said. In Ramadi, military anti-terrorist teams were fighting al Qaeda militants in the streets after tribesmen asked for help from the army, which had been deployed only on the outskirts of the city, tribal sources said. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

It’s pretty touching how people get deluded into joining terrorist groups like this…
A former Islamic State militant in a recent interview spoke about his experience fighting with the group in Syria — and why he surrendered after just three days on the front lines.The man, a 24-year-old single father and college dropout traveled from New York back to his native Turkey because he was Socially isolated and lacking meaning in his life. He couldn’t resist the  jihadis’ promise of a salary, a house, and a wife.

“My life was hard and nobody liked me,” the man who insisted on anonymity said in tears “I didn’t have many friends. I was on the internet a lot and playing games. They told us ‘When you capture someone, you will behead them’ But as for me, I have never even beheaded a chicken… It is not easy … I can’t do that.” He also added that he was instructed to throw homosexuals off of tall buildings and kill female adulterers.

He however decided to leave ISIS after an airstrike killed six of his fellow fighters in the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad. “I got scared because in my whole life I hadn’t seen anything like that…and since I was scared, I threw my pistol away and my legs couldn’t hold me.”


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