Islamic State jihadi justifies massacres by invoking Muhammad, who “slaughtered 700 people”
“Then they [the Jewish Qurayzah tribe] surrendered, and the apostle [Muhammad] confined them in Medina in the quarter of d. al-Harith, a woman of B. Al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy b. Akhtab and Ka’b b. Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900.” — Ibn Ishaq 690
Muhammad beheaded the Qurayzah men because he considered them to have betrayed him and effectively revolted against his rule. So the Islamic State here is following Muhammad’s example quite closely.
Will John Kerry or Theresa May be heading over to the Islamic State anytime soon to explain to Abu Muhammad Ar-Rusi how he is misunderstanding Muhammad and Islam?
“ISIS Fighter Defends Massacres Because Muhammed ‘Slaughtered 700 People,’” by Mary Chastain, Breitbart, November 5, 2014:
More here. h/t Fjordman