“The brief video ends with bloody images of a body in an orange jumpsuit being beheaded with a knife as his assailants repeatedly shout ‘God is great!'”
How exactly does murderous brutality show that God is great?
From AP, with thanks to nevermindlv:
In the new video, a bearded, blindfolded man sits before four masked men clad in black and a black banner with the words Tawhid and Jihad in white Arabic script. The hostage is wearing the orange jumpsuit that has become an iconic element in such videos, meant to evoke those worn by Iraqi prisoners subjected to abuse while in U.S. custody in Iraq.
A man is heard saying, “Here we are returning again to cut off the neck of the other hostage.”
Note the language, recalling Sura 47:4 of the Qur’an: “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks…”
The brief video ends with bloody images of a body in an orange jumpsuit being beheaded with a knife as his assailants repeatedly shout “God is great!” The victim does not appear to struggle, indicating he may have been dead or drugged before the beheading, or that his arms were somehow restrained. In the last scene, one of the men in black brandishes the severed head before the camera….
Tawhid and Jihad’s name refers to the Islamic tenets of monotheism and holy war. The group is believed led by Jordanian terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and has also claimed responsibility for the beheadings of U.S. businessman Nicholas Berg and South Korean translator Kim Sun-il.