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Islamic State jihadists issue 30-minute killing spree on video

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 3:09 PM
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Islamic State jihadists issue 30-minute killing spree on video

Video depicting the slaughter of hundreds by Isis jihadists released as a warning to its enemies that they face a horrific death

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File) Islamic State jihadists open 'marriage bureau'
Islamic State now controls large swathes of northern and eastern Syria, the Iraq-Syria border and parts of northern and western Iraq.  Photo: AP

Al-Qaeda linked terrorists that control swathes of Iraq and Syria have circulated a video compilation of hundreds of graphic executions to mark the Muslim religious festival of Eid.

Accompanied by an explicit threat to Iraqi soldiers , the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis), showed dozens of young men men cowering in the shadow of gunmen before being brutally slaughtered.

People inspect the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis (AP)

A group of soldiers are led to a desert pit that will soon become a mass grave.

Others are seen standing on a small river jetty before shuffling forward where they are shot in the head and fall into the water. The executions take place in Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit.

Another sequence shows Isis gunmen in a fast car firing on traffic, riddling other vehicles with bullets in an apparently random killing spree.

The 30-minute clip shows tracksuit bottoms being removed from men to reveal combat trousers underneath in an apparent justification that they are soldiers being slain.

Many pleas for mercy are heard on the audio as the victims are killed.

The group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has declared an Islamic caliphate in the wake of the takeover of Mosul, Iraq's second city.

The first reports of a backlash against the brutality of the group has however emerged with claims that Saddam loyalists executed 12 members of Isis in retaliation for the destruction of Mosul's shrine to the prophet Jonah.

However the outfit issued a defence its destruction of religious sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul on the grounds that the use of mosques built on graves amounted to idolatry.

Displaced Iraqi families in Erbil (EPA)

"The demolition of structures erected above graves is a matter of great religious clarity," the jihadist group said.

"Our pious predecessors have done so... There is no debate on the legitimacy of demolishing or removing those graves and shrines," the Islamic State (IS) said.

It cited the demolition by Mohammed bin Abdel Wahhab - founder of the puritanical Wahhabist brand of Islam followed by jihadists - of a dome erected above the tomb of Zaid ibn al-Khattab.

Isis, which announced the restoration of the caliphate last month by declaring its sovereignty over land it has seized in Syria and Iraq, has levelled several of Mosul's most prominent religious landmarks.

The destroyed Nabi Yunus shrine (AP)

They include the Nabi Yunus shrine (Jonah's tomb) and a shrine to Prophet Seth - considered in Islam, Judaism and Christianity to be Adam and Eve's third son.

Mosul's new jihadist rulers also threatened to blow up the so-called "hunchback" (Hadba), a leaning minaret built in the 12th century and one of Iraq's most recognisable landmarks.


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by Primrose Foxglove on Jul. 30, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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There are no words for what is happening to those people over there.  It's hard to believe that there are those, in the world, who have such tremendous hatred in their hearts and minds, and enjoy killing others like that.  

It used to be that churches were considered so sacred that if anyone entered one for shelter or for safety, that they would be safe.  Now, it seems to make no difference, whatsoever, for those who hate and kill, like this group is doing.

by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:05 AM
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But yet, it is the Christians and the Jews who are the bad ones.

According to some people, I should add.

by Bronze Member on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:09 AM
I am saddened over this. It seems all the work my DH did over there and many others just sacrificed for no reason :(

More people taking a religion and twisting it, disgusting.
by on Jul. 31, 2014 at 12:09 AM

I  want to comment about terrorist.  The president is supporting a terrorist basically the U.S. is harming Israel..but to add another point..if these people (any terrorist group)  come to America and they will..they will not just get rid of the Jews and the Christians..there will be some "changes" for some others here.  Gays, women rights..oh yea..that's going to go down the tube.., child name on supporting a president who supports a terrorist group..cuz when it's all said and can be assured AMERICA is on the terrorist's list of "things to do".

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