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Islamic State Deserters Flee Terror Group's Hypocrisy, Cruelty

Recent deserters have told researchers they fled the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group because of a mismatch between the words and deeds of the extremist group. They expressed anger at the IS militants' practice of marrying widows to other fighters without allowing them to observe the traditional Islamic waiting period following a bereavement. And the deserters say they grew disgusted by the endless stream of gory executions and what they called psychopathic pleasure some...

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