Beheadings generating revulsion and anger for most in the Muslim world Add to ...

September 4, 2014 1:55 AM

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Brutal beheadings recorded on video by the Islamic State are intended to terrorize the group’s enemies, but are also angering and alienating the Muslims the group claims to represent.

For Rita Katz, director of extremist monitoring group SITE, releasing videos of the beheadings of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley before him “has a straightforward purpose from an analytical standpoint: intimidation. The brutality demonstrated in the video says: ‘Don’t mess with us.’...

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