Hidden Camera Reveals Chilling Life Under ISIS Control

The Young Turks:

“”A mother, with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder, walks her child to a playground. A man driving a car orders a woman to cover her face: ‘God loves women who are covered.’ A woman in an Internet cafe, in flawless French, tells her mother that she won’t be coming home: ‘I did not take the risk by coming here to go back to France.’

“The world got a rare glimpse at life inside the ISIS-controlled city of Raqqa thanks to an intrepid, unnamed Syrian woman who wore a hidden camera under her niqab as she walked around the northern Syrian city, which fell to ISIS militants 18 months ago.”

The video report was commissioned by France 2 and posted to YouTube.“ *

Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (TYT University) and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down.”

The Young Turks: “Hidden Camera Reveals Chilling Life Under ISIS Control”

8 Responses

  1. What’s striking about this is how clueless the panelists are about Islamic values. The woman has some sense of reasonableness, but the two men are completely clueless. This could just as well be Fox News.

  2. The woman talking to her mother has a distinctly North-African accent in French. Therefore, she’s a Muslim and she was probably constantly harassed by her in-laws. So now she has a freedom of sorts with only her husband by her side. I don’t blame her.

  3. My comment was not posted so again I ask: who chose these panelists and what exactly are their qualifications? I found them to be offensive and uninformed.

  4. What strike me, in this small sample, is how the GUNmen riding around being tough and building their sad identities and enforcing (and expanding and extending with idiot enthusiasm and growing intensity) the rules that their mafia leaders put up on the wall where “some pigs are more equal than others,” and sound like a bunch of what are politely called “marginal personalities.” Likely are the types who were picked last for the pickup soccer teams, and of course unable to find decent work. Not hard to find a lot of similar types in various backwaters of our own Blessed Homeland, only a small reduction in the elements of social control away from playing the same game. Not surprising, as noted elsewhere here, that these losers-with-AKs are drawn to the Flame of ISISILIQatarianism…

    And in that same vein, our Vast Empire That Really Isn’t Trying To Dominate The Whole World has this marvelously hypocritical and tone-deaf exhortation to offer to the Security Counsel yesterday:

    “This is a vision of the world in which might makes right,” he said, “a world in which one nation’s borders can be redrawn by another, and civilized people are not allowed to recover the remains of their loved ones because of the truth that might be revealed.”

    Obama made clear that the United States would act only if surrounded by a broad coalition. He dwelled on his success in signing up five Arab nations to take part in the airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, casting it as a historic moment in which the Sunni Arab world was united to fight the scourge of Sunni extremism. link to tampabay.com

    Yeah, and if one is wilfully blind to the crap that our Empire does, and cheerleads for the Home Team no matter what crap they pull in the name of “our Sacred National Interests,” one can ignore that Obama the Orator is criticizing Evil Russia in that little snippet of text…

  5. I agree with the above criticisms of this video. TYT does some good work, but the panelists here were offensive, paternalistic, not to mention a bit charged-up by their own ‘hidden” Islamophobia. Asking if the male dress code enforcers ‘get hard-ons from eyelashes’ is trivializing the entire issue of women covering themselves in certain Muslim countries. I’m sure many Muslim women hate the hijabs and niqabs, especially when forced to wear them. I’m just as sure many others dont and freely wear them for religious or cultural reasons. Why do Americans (myself born/raised here, my parents also) get so irritated when people from other cultures consider American culture to be too permissive, crass and at times downright lewd. No one in America is forced to wear niqabs and other coverings, but you see them all the time in big cities. In suburban Chicago, the high school girls started wearing head scarves in response to the anti-Muslim hysteria after 9/11. US media showed classrooms full of young girls in France wearing head wraps and scarves the day after France loosened its long-time ban on wearing them in public high schools (enforced secularism?). I had an Iranian friend who didn’t mind wearing hair-to-toe covering when she walked the streets of Tehran going to a party – dressed to the nines underneath her unrevealing garb. At least she didn’t have young men staring her up and down.

    If the dress police enforcing code was the worst thing about living in IS territory, I think a lot of Iraqis would be relieved because that problem could be solved with measures other than war.

    The Young Turks are spreading their own insidious Islamophobia-lite.

  6. $38 buys a little police body cam on Amazon. $5000 would buy a hundred. $50,000 might provide a terrific video stream that could let the quality of life for people on the ground determine who governs them. TYT could tank ISIS.

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