The Islamic State is not only run by misunderstanders of Islam; it is apparently unteachable. Even after everyone from Barack Obama to Nihad Awad have patiently explained to them that they’re getting Islam all wrong, they keep on heedlessly misunderstanding the Religion of Peace That Forbids Beheading. These guys are incorrigible!
Note that the slain soldier’s Shi’ite mother is vowing revenge. And so the 1,400-year-old cycle of hatred and violence will continue.
“Islamic State Beheads 2nd Captive Lebanese Soldier,” Associated Press, September 6, 2014:
BEIRUT — The mother of a Lebanese soldier held captive by the militant Islamic State group said photographs posted online Saturday purporting to show his beheading appeared to be real.
Zeinab Noun said her 20-year-old son, Abbas Medlej, was “sacrificed” after supporters of the militant group posted images appearing to show a captured Lebanese soldier before and after he was beheaded.
“My son was sacrificed,” said Noun, clutching a passport-sized photo of her son, a handsome, smooth-faced young man.
Medlej’s maternal uncle, Abu Ali Noun, also said the photographs appeared to be of his nephew. A spokesman for Lebanon’s military said it was still investigating the incident.
Medlej would be the second captive Lebanese soldier killed by the Islamic State group, underscoring the grave challenges that face the ill-equipped Lebanese military as it fends off an unprecedented jihadi threat from Syria-based militants.
Around two dozen more members of the country’s security forces remain held captive by militants. They were seized in August when several groups, including the Islamic State group and Nusra Front, overran a Lebanese border town, killing and kidnapping soldiers and policemen in the most serious spillover yet of the neighboring civil war.
Families of the captive soldiers have blocked highways and held demonstrations to pressure the Lebanese government to negotiate with the militants.
Local media had reported that negotiations were underway, with the militants demanding cash and the release of Islamists being held in Lebanese detention. A statement posted by supporters of the Islamic State said Medlej was killed after he tried to escape.
Medlej hailed from a large Shiite clan from the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbak.
His mother vowed revenge on rival Sunnis.
“We have to take our revenge from those apostates,” she said.
The captured soldiers and police are from Lebanon’s many religious sects: the first soldier beheaded by the group, Ali Sayid, was a Sunni Muslim. The militants are also holding Christian soldiers and other Sunni Muslims….