Do ISIS fighters hide their faces because they are ashamed of themselves and what they are doing?
If they are so proud of what they are doing, why do they hide their faces? And I am talking about the fighters, not the women.
so you cant see that they're actually european and american mercenaries screaming allah akbar?
Our special forces often do it also. Probably different reasons. Or maybe the same. You are in the field of combat. But you also live a life away from the combat. Better to keep your identity unknown unless you want a drone attack on your home. Or a bomb in your car.
An interesting note here. In much of the USA if you commit a misdemeanor (petty crime) the punishment is usually pretty light. But if you commit a misdemeanor with a disguise or say a ski mask to hide your identity it could be a serious felony.
So maybe the answer is fear.
Because they don't want to be identified and perhaps they believe that there is something intimidating about a person who has concealed his face.
Whatever. If the god that they claim to support exists then he certainly doesn't condone their actions and they can't hide from him.
For centuries before ISIS ever materialized, organized extremists from various cultures throughout the world conceal their individual identities in order to remain fluid and seamless within society otherwise. One example would be the Klu Klux Klan, whose members quite often comprise local officials and entrepreneurs that thrive in their social network while also serving their collective extremist views as supremacists.
Like any other fundamentalist or extremist organization, its members are not only unashamed but are often indoctrinated to perceive their actions as direct preservation of idealisms under threat by any social culture or organization deemed unworthy through their seemingly antithetical composition. A belief of such intensity most always extends beyond instinctual human morality and into the realm of distortion of reality, typically being instrumented by one person or select group of persons that are gradually supported by followers whose impressionism often leads them to commit acts of allegiance considered by most to be incomprehensible in nature, i.e. Hitler and the subsequent genocide of Jewish people through various forms of extermination by german soldiers.
So the question of whether a moral impression influences ISIS members is answered by a study of historical patterns among similar organizations. As prosocial humans, we struggle to understand just how far the reach of extremism can go in the demonstration of unspeakable acts and in ourselves, believe that no human being could be capable of such without struggling to overcome shame or intense moral conflict.
It is not within the struggle of a moral framework that ISIS engages its policies but rather a singular idealism, an extremism void of any balance by moral virtue. The acts of violence toward transgressors are imposed purely as the most extreme measure believed necessary to invoke submission to a strict fundamental rule or law that is idealist in form, one that is unfortunately formed in the absence of recognition to human frailty.
The abandonment of some members to its extremism is also a manifestation that is strictly individual in context rather than any representation of the collective mindset which fuels or drives such organizations. It is understandable that a moral conflict can and does arise within its members, but again important to note that it occurs among its followers to the idealism rather than the founders.
No they are not ashamed of themselves; if they were, they'd have left ISIS.
By hiding their faces, they can't be recognized if they take off the Islamic fundamentalist garb to blend in with civilians or be clearly identified by intelligence services that could go after their families.
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