Adding insult to injury
September 3, 2014 11:29 AM Subscribe
In ISIS-style execution videos, the captives make a speech blaming and condemning the US/West before they are killed. Why?
posted by désoeuvrée to Human Relations (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The statements have obviously been written by the executioners, not the victims themselves. I'm assuming the victims don't actually agree with these statements and they only recite them to avoid torture and/or a more painful death. Can anyone with insider knowledge confirm this, or give other reasons why the victims would comply with their executioners' wishes? Do we know if anyone has ever refused, and did their killers go ahead with the video anyway, sans speech from the victim? Has anyone ever deviated from the script s/he was given, and if so, what happened?