Calls grow for a social media blackout of ISIS terrorists. No! Let them post more to show the world what the Islamic Caliphate is all about.
UK Daily Mail A young jihadist from Britain has taunted the U.S. government with sickening messages on Twitter praising the brutal execution of kidnapped American photojournalist James Foley. Nasser Muthanna, 20, sent a number of tweets mocking U.S. efforts to defend Iraq’s Yazidi minority from genocide at the hands ISIS militants, saying they ‘can’t even protect their own citizens’.
The father of the Cardiff-raised militant – who appeared in a chilling ISIS recruitment video earlier this year and travelled to Syria with his brother Aseel, 17, and friend Reyaad Khan, 20 – has described Foley’s videoed execution as being ‘like something out of the dark ages’.
Muthanna’s provocative messages come amid a global Twitter campaign to starve media-savvy ISIS militants of the publicity they desperately crave by using the hashtag #ISISMediaBlackout. Muthanna is believed to be among at least 500 highly radicalized British Muslims fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
In the shocking footage of Foley’s beheading with a small knife, his executioner addresses the camera in what appears to be a London or southern English accent. The video prompted Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond to vow Britain would ‘oppose ISIS with every breath in our body’, adding that British troops could be sent to help train Iraqi government soldiers to counter the growing threat ISIS militants pose.
The warnings appeared to have had little impact on Islamists online however, who gleefully shared sickening images and videos of Foley’s execution – which they branded ‘hilarious’.
Muthanna was among those leading the taunts, tweeting: ‘So America wants to protect Yezidis from genocide but can’t even protect their own citizens from getting decapitated #AmessagefromIStoUS.’ He also retweeted other messages saying they were proud’ of the British executioner.
The message said: ‘I am so proud of that foreign muhajir akh, British, who climbed the ranks and shook America to it’s knees.’
He was joined by other ISIS members and sympathisers – among them a woman calling herself Haritha, who claims to be the ‘wife of a martyr’ and living in ISIS’ self-declared caliphate – known as the Islamic State, which stretches from north-west Syria to central Iraq.
Posting a disturbing image of the moment the executioner begins cutting Foley’s throat with a small knife, the attention-seeking Islamist said: ‘If this doesn’t bring a bit of comfort and ease to your heart then #checkyourself’.
Another American (Jewish?) journalist who will become ISIS’ next victim
The Islamic State (ISIS) Muslim savages have crushed a pocket of resistance to gain control in eastern Syria, crucifying two people and executing/beheading 23 others in just the past five days.
Liveleak (h/t Martin) The terrorists, who are also making rapid advances in Iraq, are tightening their grip in Syria, of which they now control roughly a third, mostly rural areas in the north and east.
I guess the knife was too dull to finish the second one.
Syrian Fight “Islamic State (IS, former ISIS)” beheading a Syrian soldier in the Raqqa governorate. The incident took place after IS took control over the “Brigade 93 army base” on August 8th, 2014. The IS took Brigade 93 after fierce fighting and a triple suicide bomb attack. In the fighting for Brigade 93, “36 soldiers were killed, some of whom were beheaded, while others died in the fighting or in the initial triple suicide bombing” that launched the attack.
They seem to have had more success here. ISIS signature seems to be hanging the heads on a fence in town for everyone to see:
Abu Abdullah Al-Habashi, 20, who fled the UK for the Middle East nine months ago, has “no sympathy for the executed man because he is an enemy of Allah.” The Muslin convert is among the hundreds of people who have fled to UK to fight in ISIS and says “there is no going back.”
Approximately 500 Muslims from the UK are believed to be in the region with at least half of them joining forces with ISIS.
Jihadists from the Islamic State (ISIS) group have beheaded at least 50 – 75 Syrian soldiers from the 417th Division in an ambush, summarily executing most of them after their capture, then placing their heads on a fence on a busy street where passersby will be able to see them. (WARNING: Graphic Images)
The assault in Raqa province, the jihadists’ Euphrates valley stronghold, came amid their fiercest assault yet on Damascus-held territory. The deaths added to 74 already killed in the offensive across the north and northeast, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday (local time).