Michelle, where’s their hashtag?
As the West celebrates Father’s Day, the jihad enemy makes enormous moves in the war on humanity. The al Qaeda group ISIS has brazenly posted beheading photos and videos from Mosul. Apparently that was just the beginning. ISIS has now posted videos showing them kicking severed heads around, saying “this is our World Cup football.”
Washington Post: “The first thing you hear is the music. It lilts and sways. Then you see the Islamist militants. They’re knocking at a policeman’s door. It’s the middle of the night, but the cop soon answers. He’s blindfolded and cuffed. They take him to the bedroom. And then, reports say, they decapitate him with a knife. Another video captures militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) herding hundreds of boys down a highway to an unknown fate. ‘Repent,’ ISIS told inhabitants of its newly conquered territory on Thursday. ‘But anyone who insists upon apostasy faces death.'”
Washington Post: “The Koran talk of beheadings. ‘When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield, strike off their heads until you have crushed them completely; then bind the prisoners tightly,’ Sura Chapter 47 says.” (thanks to Tom Gross)
‘This is our football, it’s made of skin #World Cup': After posting sickening beheading video of Iraqi policeman, ISIS boast of slaughtering 1,700 soldiers,” Daily Mail, June 14, 2014
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Image of officer’s decapitated head tweeted with sickening message: ‘This is our ball. It’s made of skin #WorldCup’
Battle lines drawn as Iraqi forces gather at base just 20 miles outside Baghdad after militants seize two more towns
President Obama rules out sending troops back to Iraq but promises to review military options including air strikes
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki claims security forces have now started to clear several cities of ‘the terrorists’
More than 20 UK nationals thought to be trapped in territories where Islamists are carrying out summary executions
Al Qaeda-inspired militants stage jubilant parade of American Humvee patrol cars seized from collapsing Iraqi army
Masked fighters wave the black flag of the Islamic State and flash the ‘V’ sign while shouting ‘towards Baghdad!’
Insurgents have also captured two helicopters, 15 tanks and armoured cars that used to belong to U.S. military
Iraq’s refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against rebels
President Barack Obama weighs up possible airstrikes – but rules out putting U.S. soldiers back on the ground
ISIS leader dismissed Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as woefully incompetent, calling him ‘underwear merchant’
Blood-thirsty jihadists are carrying out summary executions on civilians, Iraqi soldiers and police officers – including 17 in one street alone – on their warpath to Baghdad, the UN said today.
As a shocking picture of the ISIS insurgency continues to develop, the Islamist group are posting barbaric videos online with the intent of showing the world they will stop at nothing to achieve their end game.
In one, which is too graphic to publish, fighters are seen knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of night.
When he answers, they blindfold and cuff him. Then they carve off his head with a knife in his own bedroom as sweetly lilting religious hymns are played over the top.
An image of the officer’s decapitated head was tweeted with the sickening message: ‘This is our ball. It is made of skin #WorldCup’. ISIS also claims to have executed 1,700 Shia soldiers on their push for the capital.
Although this figure has not been verified, the UN today warned that hundreds of people are likely to have been killed by the fanatics since the uprising.
This evening, President Barack Obama ruled out sending troops back into combat in Iraq but promised to review military options – including air strikes.
Taking no prisoners: In this video, ISIS fighters are seen knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of night before blindfolding and handcuffing him
Crazed: Jihadists are carrying out summary executions on civilians, soldiers and police officers including this police major after taking control of large swathes of Iraq
Grim: As the images emerged on Twitter, ISIS also claimed to have executed 1,700 Shia soldiers on their push for the capital
Propaganda warfare: The aim of the video is to terrorise Sunnis in Iraq’s army and police forces and deepen their already low morale
Barbaric: This picture (right) of the police officer’s decapitated head resting on his legs was tweeted with the message: ‘This is our ball. It is made of skin#WorldCup’
On the terror trail: The police officer was handcuffed at his home in the dead of night after answering the door to the Islamist fighters
More than 20 British nationals are thought to be trapped in rebel-held areas, although officials say there are no plans as yet to stage evacuations in the north or from Baghdad.
However, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain might offer assistance with counter-terrorism expertise to authorities in Iraq.
Speaking after talks on Iraq with US Secretary of State John Kerry in London, Mr Hague stressed that Britain has no intention of putting military boots on the ground in the country.
But he said that a team from the Department for International Development was now on the ground in northern Iraq to see what humanitarian help the UK can give.
He also made clear that Britain is also ready to advise the Baghdad administration on counter-terrorism efforts.
Meanwhile, John Kerry said: ‘The bottom line is ISIS is a threat, not just to Iraq and to the entire region, but it is a threat to Europe, the United States, and other countries in the world, and obviously with the number of foreign fighters that have been assembled in Syria this remains a very significant issue.’
ISIS fighters are moving ever closer to the capital after capturing two towns in the eastern province of Diyala as security forces abandoned their posts.
Iraqi security forces, who have until now fled the insurgency, are gathering at a base just 20 miles outside Baghdad ready to protect the city as the threat of all-war loomed.
Security sources said the towns of Saadiyah and Jalawla had fallen to the insurgents, as well as several other villages around the Himreen mountains, which have long been a hideout for militants.
U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colvill said the number of people killed after Sunni Islamist militants overran the city of Mosul earlier this week may run into the hundreds.
Ill-gotten gains: This tweeted picture apparently shows ISIS commander Skeikh Umar Al Shishani inspecting an American Humvee
Shocking: Footage reportedly taken by ISIS militants shows Islamist fighters randomly shooting pedestrians and motorists as they take over towns and cities in Iraq
Sickening: The gunmen film themselves shooting cars off the road then move in to video close-ups of the victims’ blood-stained bodies slumped in the seats
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