ISIS Releases Video Showing Torture and Killing of Alleged U.S. Spies
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Sep 13
Terrorist group ISIS has released a new propaganda video which shows men accused of spying for the U.S. being brutally executed and hung upside down from meat hooks.
The Christian Post reports that the terrorist group released the video to coincide with the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, which honors Abraham’s willingness to obey God and sacrifice his son.
The video released by ISIS is over 12 minutes long and is titled “The Making of Illusion.” It contains graphic footage of executions and bodies hanging from meat hooks in a slaughterhouse. The video also includes “spy” scenes taken from Hollywood movies.
While ISIS is reportedly losing ground in the Middle East, they still have 18,000 to 22,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, despite the thousands of airstrikes by a U.S.-backed coalition.
The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that a U.S. airstrike had killed ISIS’ second-in-command, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani. Russia also claimed responsibility for killing the terrorist leader.
ISIS is attempting to establish a caliphate in the Middle East and elsewhere. In their propaganda magazine, “Dabiq,” the group has said Allah condones killing and enslaving unbelievers or “infidels.”
“Before Shaytan [Satan] reveals his doubts to the weak-minded and weak hearted, one should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar [infidels] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shari'ah that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Qur'an and the narration of the Prophet … and thereby apostatizing from Islam," the magazine said.
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Publication date: September 13, 2016