Daesh, in its infinite delusion, imagines itself to be a liberating and heroic organization. They hate the term "daesh" because they see themselves as a kind of liberating social welfare system providing earthlings with the correct route to Jannah (heaven) by executing anyone who does not contribute to this event. Heaven will happen when the planet has become one great, perfectly sinless, Islamic caliphate. Then, life on Earth will be over and paradise will begin. Daesh is just speeding things up as a favour to us all. Like all fanatics, they are insane and believe what they are doing has been ordained by their sky fairy. Political dysfunction, torture and murder by mullah-run governments propagated against the Middle Eastern citizenry at first allowed ISIS some local support. Then ISIS began tyrannizing, torturing and murdering the citizenry just like the old boss. Starving, bomb scarred people watch daesh feast and daesh smoke at will as citizens are executed for smoking. The FSA (Free Syrian Army) circulated a photo of a terrorist they killed showing a cigarette they had stuck in its mouth. The daesh have a fatwa allowing them to sexually engage with captured women, animals and with each other because war. Meanwhile, they throw gay men off towers and stone "adulterers" in the streets. The Kurds refer to ISIS as "daeshbags". They gleefully circulated the ISIS goat sex encounters that were unintentionally filmed by US drones. And today the Kurds are dancing in the streets of Kobane. After four months of horror they have cleared the daeshbags out: 1,100+ dead daeshbags. Around 800 Kurds are sadly dead as well. Their crime is trying to establish a secular, inclusive nation that enshrines such evils as free speech, equality for: all religions, women, gays and atheists amongst other nefarious ideas. This does not please the Islamic states that encircle them. Daesh is now covertly and often openly operating in Turkey, all Gulf states, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, West Bank, Gaza and most others. They are trained and funded by the Gulf oil states. Yet the West mourns the loss of the Saudi dictator most responsible for these terrorists and heads of states re-write history to describe him as a moderate humanitarian and rush off to console the family of a fucking madman who had 4 wives and 22 children and who has his "subjects" whipped 1000 times in public for daring to write a blog. Who has women stoned to death on the street. Who orders amputations and and publicly hangs people to death for "insulting" the 'prophet" Jonah and for being gay. Who does not allow women to drive cars or travel anywhere without a male relative chaperone. Who does not allow a Jew to step foot on any Islamic soil. Who proclaims that the public practice of any religion, other than Islam, is an insult to Islam, illegal and can have fatal consequences. And on and on. WE allow this shit to happen and support the misery of an entire region with our state sanctioned hypocrisy. There is an ever growing population in these countries who would love to experience our freedoms. There will never be freedom in the Middle East until political secularism replaces the power mad mullahs and their puppet fascist governments. The people who are writing, fighting and dying for their freedom need our support and lose out yet again when our leaders pander to and assist the fascists to ensure their citizens remain trapped and powerless. I apologize for the TL;DR.