Far be it from me to stand up and defend ISIS. I wouldn't deny that such a video could exist. But as I understand it, the existence of the video is based on the testimony of people inside the parts of Syria controlled by ISIS. And, for my money, if western news media are going to dominate the news cycle with something, shouldn't it be DEFINITE news about a video DEFINITELY depicting someone being burned alive?
Because, you know, Kuwaiti ambassador's daughters lying to Congress about Iraqi invaders tossing Kuwaiti preemies out of incubators onto the cold, hard floor and all. (Look it up.)
But, it's probably true. Wasn't there an anti-Assad fundamentalist nutbar warrior who filmed himself eating the flesh of his dead enemy? Why, yes there was! Haven't the US-Americans behaved like monsters in the Middle East? Yes they have! Didn't some Israelis burn a Palestinian boy alive (in retaliation for three of their own sons being killed)? Yes they did!
All violent conflicts attract and produce psychopaths. This isn't news. It's not news. It's propaganda. And hypocrisy.