“The propagandists of the Islamic State must have imagined that their brutal video of the beheading of journalist James Foley would intimidate and terrorize the world. But people aren’t built that way, not in Muslim countries or anywhere else. When they see sadistic, uncivilized behavior, they are disgusted — and angry.” WaPo’s David Ignatius on the way the videotaped killing of James Foley could have been ISIS’ biggest tactical mistake.

+ The Daily Beast: ISIS should be careful what it wishes for.

+ Vox: The nine biggest myths about ISIS.

+ In Gaza, Hamas gunmen executed 18 alleged spies “including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people.”