ISIL beheads Kurdish fighter to warn US, Kurds: Video

Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:58:26

The ISIL terrorist group has released another graphic video, claiming to show the beheading of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter in Mosul, Iraq.

The video is disturbingly similar – down to the color of the victim’s clothing - to the terrorist group's “Message to America” video in which they claim to behead American journalist James Foley.

The video was posted on YouTube and is translated into Kurdish instead of English, clearly targeting a different audience this time. It’s called a “Message to Barzani,” referring to Massoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region. ISIL terrorists warn Barzani that he has “made a big mistake by joining hands with America,” and threatened to behead the other 14 Peshmerga fighters it has captured.

Well-lit and professionally produced, like the Foley video, this one uses the Grand Mosque of Mosul as a backdrop.  The mosque is where ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have made a very rare public sermon earlier this summer.

Captured Pershmerga fighters are shown at the beginning standing in a room, all wearing orange jumpsuits similar to Foley’s, with a black ISIL flag in between them. Hassan Mohamed Hashin, one of the captured fighters, speaks directly to Kurdish leaders, denouncing their alliance with the US in Erbil.

One fighter is chosen and shown kneeling down with three gun-wielding ISIL terrorists around him. Holding a knife, one of the Takfiri terrorists grabs the captured solider by the hair while a split screen shows images of President Barack Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry speaking and shaking hands with Kurdish leaders. The terrorist then makes a move to stab the Kurd in the neck. The video then skips to a shot of beheaded body in the same position in which the group displayed Foley's body.

This second beheading is another ISIL response to the US airstrikes on ISIL strongholds in Iraq. The terrorist group has threatened more beheadings if the strikes are not called off.


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