Lydia Wilson interviewed some ISIS fighters for The Nation.
One young Iraqi told her,
Americans came. They took away Saddam, but they also took
away our security. I didn’t like Saddam, we were starving then, but at
least we didn’t have war. When you came here, the civil war started.”
Most of the mostly young ISIS fighters aren't even that religious, and ISIS doesn't really care.
The article isn't over long. I wished it had been longer. It focuses on one man and summarizes what the rest told her. Wilson somehow got access to ISIS fighters who were in Iraqi government custody and were awaiting trial.