There is some extremely distressing about the idea of beheading, more so than murder by other means. The idea of beheading a child is that much more horrifying. Members of the Islamic State seem to want to appear as machines or subhumans. Could it be that they want to instill horror and fear? It seems that the value of human life does not exist for them. They are willing to allow their own people to be killed or kill themselves for the sake of an ideal, an all encompassing, life threating ideal.
The clash of cultures is upon us… We need to become educated and educate the public about this horrible phenomenon.