There’s a reason for sword on the Saudi flag.
The Islamic State isn’t doing anything that the Saudis don’t do themselves, here’s once again the video of a woman screaming her innocence while pinned down waiting for the blade, because she refuses to kneel for her execution:
Pinned down by bloodthirsty ISIS executioners and screaming for his life, campaigners in Syria release footage of latest man beheaded for disobeying their Islamist rules
Murder: The moment before the condemned man was beheaded in the street in Al-Shadadi, north-east Syria
- Gruesome video recorded in Al-Shadadi, north-east Syria, yesterday
- It comes after the UN warned of Islamic State’s ‘inhuman’ punishments
- Public execution echoes similar scenes in Saudi Arabia last week
- Saudi Arabia is an ally in the U.S.-led coalition bombing IS-held areas
Pinned face down in the middle of the street by four rag-tag militants, the condemned man struggles for his life, screaming for help that bystanders dare not give.
As an executioner looks on, his helpers finally manage to immobilise the victim – who has not even the scant comfort of a blindfold – with three on the man’s body and a fourth pulling his head to expose his neck.
In an instant the executioner swings a cruel, curved blade. The struggling abruptly ends and the sandy street beneath the condemned man is stained with a burst of crimson blood.
This was the gruesome scene that unfolded yesterday in Al-Shadadi, a town of 25,000 in north-east Syria, as Islamist militants enforced the hardline religious law of their self-styled Caliphate.
Dozens of bystanders watched the victim – whose crime is not known – as he screamed for help. But none dared intervene against the armed religious fanatics who now control their town.
The United Nations human rights watchdog last week warned that Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq had been meting out ‘cruel and inhuman’ punishments to victims accused of violating their interpretation of sharia law.
The group had posted photos of two men being crucified for alleged banditry, women stoned to death after accusations of adultery, and men thrown from a tall building after claims they were homosexuals, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
‘Educated, professional women, particularly women who have run as candidates in elections for public office seem to be particularly at risk,’ said Ravina Shamdasani of the OHCHR.
‘In just the first two weeks of this year, reports indicate that three female lawyers were executed.’