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Shia Militias Use Mobiles to Counter Gory IS Narrative

Expertly produced videos of beheadings, executions, people being thrown off buildings - these are images the Islamic State has used to hone its reputation as the most brutal of terror organizations.  But also lurking online are hundreds more, equally brutal videos, meant to outdo those of the Islamic State. “Shia militias have deliberately pushed out very brutal images and a lot of really nasty things,” said Phillip Smyth, a University of Maryland researcher who specializes in Iraq’s...

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