This footage was taken from the headcam of a fighter for the Islamic State (IS) who died last March while battling troops in northern Iraq from the Kurdish peshmerga.

These ISIS fighters appear to be less like a terrifying menace and more like the Keystone Kops.

But when we see an armed fighter warm-heartedly ask for and get a hug from his friend, before the latter heads for his suicide mission in a makeshift tank, we understand what we’re truly up against:

As long as the fight is against human beings whose religious faith bypasses their survival instincts and has them believe that death in battle is the “fastest way to Paradise” and preferable to life, this battle won’t be over until there are no longer any people who believe these things enough to put them into practice.

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