January 10, 2015

ISIS official photo report on public amputations


ISIS press release

I realize this is graphic - even I get queasy looking at these images, but I think it is important to see just what we are dealing with when it comes to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, although they refer to themselves as "The Islamic State.")

This is part of a press release from the so-called Islamic State's information office for the province of al-Barakah - what the rest of the world calls al-Hasakah province in northeast Syria. It details the barbaric amputations of two individuals for aggravated robbery. Each man had his right hand and left foot chopped off in public. In this part of the world, cutting off the right hand creates lasting difficulties as the left hand is regarded as unclean.

My translation of the press release:

Photo Report - Aggravated Robbery - Ending the banditry of two criminals

By order of the Shar'iyah Court, justice was carried out by cutting off the hands and feet of two evildoers in the presence of a group of Muslims.

The two convicts were found guilty of the crime of blocking a road and robbing Muslims by impersonating soldiers of the Islamic State.

The two convicts expressed acceptance of the judgement of Allah on them, and as such were provided medical care following the execution of the sentences, including surgery and measures to prevent complications from the injuries.

I really don't think any comments are needed - the text and photographs speak for themselves.

That said, I disagree with the Obama Administration's belief that these subhumans can be "managed" or "contained." We need to hunt them down and kill them - nothing else will stop this madness.

Note: Thanks to Jenan Moussa for bringing this to my attention.