The use of the word “hypocrite” indicates that they regard this U.S. “spy” as akin to the “hypocrites” of Muhammad’s day, who supposedly pretended to be Muslims while plotting against Muhammad. The Qur’an frequently rails against them. So this is another indication of how the jihadists see this present conflict in religious terms, while the learned Western analysts do their best to deny that religion has anything to do with the real causes of jihad terrorism or Islamic supremacism.
“Militants behead ‘US spy’, carve grisly message,” from AFP, with thanks to JE:
PAKISTANI Taliban militants decapitated an Afghan accused of spying for US forces and scrawled the word “hypocrite” across his forehead, tribal officials said today.
The man’s remains were found in a sack by the side of the road in the town of Jandola in the troubled South Waziristan tribal region, in the fifth such killing in Pakistan this year, the officials said.
A note in Urdu was pinned to the bag identifying the man as Akhtar Usman, an Afghan, and saying his death “is a result of spying for Americans” across the border in Afghanistan, the officials said.
Local authorities brought the body to their office in Jandola and placed it outside to be formally identified.
Militants last week cut off the hands and feet of a suspected spy in neighbouring North Waziristan. On February 6 the bullet-riddled bodies of two more were found in the same area, while another was killed around February 1.
Now why would these “militants” have done such a thing? Might it have been because of this? “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.” — Qur’an 5:33.