ISIS are keen to show the world that they are an equal opportunities employer by featuring two deaf and mute fighters using sign language in their latest recruitment video. The video calls for all disabled Muslims in Europe to join jihad.
The video, titled “From Who Excused To Those Not Excused,” also attempts to show “normal” life for everyone under the groups leadership.
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The video “represents an attempt by the group to recruit other physically or otherwise impaired individuals, as well as demonstrates the multifaceted responsibilities of those in its ranks,” said Alex Kassirer, a researcher at Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News consultant.
It shows that “even traffic police in the Islamic State have a dual functionality, also serving in military roles.”