And they should help him out with his request.
‘Somebody kill me now … I need to be in heaven by 4pm’: ISIS fighter pleads with Kurdish captors to execute him in time for a ‘religious ceremony in paradise’
The jihadi was taken prisoner by the Peshmerga in northern IraqHe was captured on the day of the Muslim festival of Isra and Mi’iraj ISIS fighter said he needed to celebrate at a ceremony in heaven at 4pm
PUBLISHED: 20:32 GMT, 13 May 2016 | UPDATED: 20:54 GMT, 13 May 2016
An ISIS fighter pleaded with his Kurdish captors to kill him, so he could make a ‘religious ceremony’ in heaven at 4pm.
The jihadi was taken prisoner by the Peshmerga, near Mosul, in northern Iraq, on the day of the Muslim festival of Isra and Mi’iraj.
The celebration marks the night when Allah took Muhammed on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.
The man was taken prisoner by the Peshmerga, near Mosul, in northern Iraq, on the day of the Muslim festival of Isra and Mi’iraj (file photo)
The prisoner said the commemoration even in heaven was starting at 4pm.
A lieutenant-colonel in Peshmerga, Salim al-Surji, told Clarion Project: ‘While I was bandaging his wound I asked him where he was from and he said he’s from Samarra (a city in Iraq) and that he came to fight here with 50 other armed men.
‘They were supposed to commit suicide using their suicide belts because today is the anniversary of the Isra and Mi’iraj celebration. He told me “all of us must be in heaven by 4pm, kill me”.’