As Palestinian terrorists in Gaza continue to garner Muslim support around the world for their offensive strike against Israel, Islamic radicals in Iraq are still on the move to take over that nation and surrounding regions.
The group known as Islamic State, or ISIS, recently released an explicit video depicting the merciless execution of what is said to be 1,500 Iraqi prisoners of war. In multiple settings, the masked ISIS gunmen shoot one after another in the head at point blank range.
Shoebat was the first to publish the graphic footage along with some background regarding the horrific violence being displayed.
Indicating that the images are “reminiscent to what we see during Nazi Germany,” the site notes that many of the soldiers are forced to repeat ‘long live Islamic Nation’ just before their execution.
A voice provides chilling narration to accompany the shocking mass murder.
“We will revenge and will return measure with measure,” the voice says.
As the Shoebat report indicates, a reference to an apocalyptic battle familiar to Muslims, known as Dabiq, is included in the narration. The widespread slaughter in Iraq, the video indicates, is “the spark ignited” to bring about that prophesy.
While countless Iraqis are killed as they lay face down on the ground, many more are shown executed and then dumped into a river. Shoebat explains that the cultural significance of that gesture stems from a religious tale.
“The story goes that when [Muslim general] Khalid made a vow to Allah during the battle that if he defeated these resisters, he would make the canal that surrounded their village literally run with their blood,” the site states. “When the outcome was in Khalid’s favor, it actually took a day and a half to behead all of the captives.”
Eventually, legend states, the blood coagulated in the river; and Khalid was forced to release additional water to fulfill his obligation to Allah.
“But this is not an ancient phenomenon,” the Shoebat report concludes. “Today the world can watch it in the clip.”