For cooperating with Americans. From AP:
CAIRO, Egypt – A videotape posted by on a Web site Saturday showed the beheading of three hostages said to be members of an Iraqi Kurdish party, slain for cooperating with American forces, according to their Islamic militant captors.
A statement with the video was signed by the Ansar al-Sunna Army, which in August released footage showing 12 Nepalese hostages being killed.
The statement identified the hostages as three truck drivers who belong to the Kurdistan Democratic Party, captured in a roadblock near Taji, 15 miles north of Baghdad, as they were transporting military vehicles to an American base in Taji.
The video shows three young men showing their identity cards. Seconds later, each has his throat slit. A man is seen cutting off each hostage’s head. The heads are then seen placed on the backs of the victims.
The “renegade military men, affiliated with the traitor Kurdistan Democratic Party” were beheaded, and their bodies were left on the road to Mosul “for them to be an example to others, and for us to revenge our women, children and elderly who die daily from American raids,” the statement said.
Instead of endless disingenuous pieces explaining how all of this is against Islam, it would be refreshing and helpful this time for a Muslim spokesman to acknowledge that yes, this behavior is justified by Islamic law, and that’s just one reason why that law is in drastic need of reform. Ibrahim Hooper? Anyone? Anyone? Moderate Muslims, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.