Judith Miller, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist whose expertise is the Middle East, told Fox News, "[The Islamic State] is the lineal descendants of al Qaeda, and they have taken over now an area that is as large as Great Britain in Syria and Iraq, and they are moving toward Kurdistan.
"They will do whatever they have to do to advance their interests. They don't care how many people die, and if more Christians and more Shia die, that's even better. They don't care if the Yazidis are starving to death on a mountain in Kurdistanhey. They want the suffering and the pain and the death of people who do not believe as they do. You know, sometimes you really have to take people at their word. These people mean what they say. Believe them," warned Ms. Miller.