Terrorist videos have come a long way since the grainy and shadowy home videos of Osama Bin Laden and his henchmen in bombed-out caves. ISIS, the most recent terrorist organization to spawn from a chaotic Middle East, has also taken up video editing with a certain panache, more reminiscent of Pixar than a dangerous and deadly organization bent on establishing an Islamic caliphate. The recent burning death of Lt. Muath Al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot, put incredible emphasis on the psychological effects of music, the illusion of their technological superiority, and even the whereabouts of other pilots and soldiers from various Arab nations nearby.
These skills undoubtedly come as a result of the influx of foreign fighters – many from Western nations such as France, England, Germany and the United States – with a background in the sciences, engineering, and computer science. The irony here is glaring, as these are the very things Islamic terrorists wish to make haram (forbidden) once they have established complete control and put all non-believers to the sword. In fact, the name of another terrorist organization, Boko Haram, literally means “Western education is forbidden”.
Hypocrisy aside, Hollywood should most certainly keep an eye out for these up-and-comers. In fact, I propose a new category entirely: Best Terrorist Propaganda Film.
We are a young website and don’t know if we want to publish terrorist video links, but a quick Google search will allow you to see just how talented some of this video editing is.