Fantasies about ISIL can become exciting to lonely young people because they think ISIL has a black and white plan, and system of rules that suggests there is a place for everyone: fighter and wife. Nevermind constant death and widowhood, too, because ISIL sells death as a "win," too. They promote the fantasy of eternal life as a replacement for civilization on earth, which makes it a cult of death.
Instead, Shields and Brooks and the PBS News Hour below suggest that ISIL is successfully using our faceless, unaccountable war drones as a recruiting tool. Stop weaponized drones, ban them, worldwide. Stop assassinations. Start using Court Rooms to create a system of justice again.