Posts Tagged ‘beheading’
ISIS released a tape in which it announced the execution of a Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa.
A video of the second hostage, Kenji Goto, was released, as he was holding a photo of the beheaded Japanese man.
ISIS has been holding 2 Japanese citizens hostage.
ISIS had demanded $200 million in ransom from Japan for their release.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his rage and demanded the release of the hostages.
The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a video in which it demands $200 million from the Japanese government to save the lives of two its citizens being held hostage.
The ransom matches the same sum of money that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged last week for non-military assistance to countries fighting the ISIS.
“Should we leave terrorism or weapons of mass destruction to spread in this region, the loss imparted upon the international community would be immeasurable,” said Abe, who by coincidence or not is visiting in Israel at the time ISIS posted its ultimatum.
The hostages were identified as journalist Kenji Goto Jogo and private military contractor Haruna Yukawa, who traveled to Syria for unknown reasons.
The audio in the video, which YouTube has banned, features a British-accented man, probably the same barbarian who beheaded other hostages.
He said to Japan in the video, “You have proudly donated $100 million to kill our women and children, to destroy the homes of the Muslims.” The actual amount was $200 million, which the ISIS badly needs to funds is operations in the wake of falling revenues from the plunge in the price of oil, on which it has depended for revenues.
The ISIS has attracted members from all over the world, including Japan. An Israeli official has said that nine Japanese citizens have joined the ranks of the ISIS.
Egyptian police announced that the found the bodies of 2 beheaded men in their 30s in northern Sinai. No other information is available at this point.
Islamic State terrorists are about to make an American female aid worker their next beheading victim, according to the Daily Beast.
The ISIS organization of murderers posted a video this week showing the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig, and the last known American hostage taken by ISIS is a 26-year-old woman.
Unlike previous videos, it does not show the next intended victim, but woman is the last American hostage in ISIS hands.
The Daily Beast reported, “A former U.S. counterterrorism official said that before ISIS decides what to do with its remaining American hostage, it will consider carefully the public reaction it could spark. ‘Before they’re doing anything, they want to have a really good feel for how it will play,’ the former official said.”
Islamic State executioners previously have beheaded Muslim woman, but doing so to an American woman would help inflate its self-glorified ability to prove itself beyond all human values and to show the United States as a helpless weakling at the mercy of evil.
The woman’s identity has not been released in order not to increase the chances that she will be murdered.
ISIS kidnapped her last year while she was trying to help Syrian children victimized by the barbarian war in the country.
United States intelligence officials say that a video posted to the Internet showing an executioner dressed in black, standing over the severed head of a man he identified as that of American foreign aid worker Peter Kassig, is authentic.
The footage is markedly unlike that of previous beheadings by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in that the moments leading up to the execution and that of the murder itself are not seen. Clearly something took place to prevent the terrorists from showing those events; perhaps Kassig resisted — or perhaps an attack by U.S.-led coalition forces interrupted the flow of the scene.
Nevertheless, a senior American official said Sunday the government became increasingly convinced throughout the day that the video is authentic and accurately shows that Kassig was executed by an ISIS terrorist.
The camera work was amateurish as compared with that of previous videos. The footage was shot with only one camera angle and the lighting appeared harsh, blocking a clear view of the face of the executioner.
Unlike previous five minute productions in which the victims were forced to make speeches prior to their ritualized beheading, it appeared that Kassig’s two minute execution was curtailed, suggesting that ISIS could be in trouble and perhaps on the run.
One week ago, its top leadership was attacked in an air strike by American and Iraqi jets during a meeting in a secret bunker in northern Iraq. At least 10 commanders were killed and 40 others were wounded, including the British-accented executioner who appeared in this and the four prior beheading videos, dubbed by media as “Jihadi John.”
U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said earlier in the day that “if confirmed, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American aid worker, and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Kassig, a former Army Ranger from Indianapolis, was abducted at a checkpoint in Syria more than a year ago while delivering medical supplies as part of his work for the Syrian refugee aid organization he founded in Beirut in 2012. He had served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2007, and returned to the service in 2011 as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Libya.
In a letter smuggled out to his parents by a cell mate who escaped by ransom, Kassig wrote, “I am obviously pretty scared to die, but the hardest part is not knowing, wondering… if I should even hope at all.
“Just know I’m with you. Every stream, every lake, every field and river. In the woods and in the hills, in all the places you showed me. I love you.”
Back in May, JewishPress.com first reported that ISIS had begun crucifying their enemies. Looking back, before beheadings were apparently even part of the ISIS repertoire, that seemed brutal.
Fast forward just a few months, to now. ISIS has begun crucifying not just its enemies, but also its own fighters and people who break Sharia or ISIS laws, including the crime of usury (charging interest on loans), according to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It’s not clear if ISIS is also beheading their victims in addition to publicly hanging them up on a cross.
Lebanon’s Daily Star reports that over the weekend ISIS crucified a man they accused of filming their headquarters. They claim he wanted to sell the video to make some money. The man was executed, though it is unclear if the execution was through beheading. His body was crucified for three days.
The truth is, ISIS is hardly alone in the beheading or crucifixion business. In 2014, Newsweek reports that US ally Saudi Arabia beheaded 59 people, and in special cases, the Saudis then crucified the victim too, leaving them hanging on a pole for days. More than half the Saudi executions were after this past Ramadan.
It’s a Muslim thing.