I think it is very dangerous to look at the problems ISIS seems to cause amongst the youth around us, as something that is just linked to groups like ISIS and therefore as something we might be able to defeat on the battlefield. Members of coming generations are going to take up arms again and fight their own fight. ISIS is going to disappear. And the radical forms of religion are going to grow out of fashion amongst many young people. But religion is just some banner to unite under in a world that seems to hate you.
Before they blow themselves up with their explosives laden vehicles, many suicide attackers bid farewell to their comrades for the camera. Taken for themselves, these gestures appear extremely affectionate and intimate. But in fact these are moments of amazing brutality, since one wishes the other to kill as many people as possible, while killing himself.