This savage also murdered four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Clearly a murderous psychopath will find a belief system that encourages and justifies violence attractive. “French journalist tells of being tortured in Syria by Islamic terrorist,” by Matthew Campbell, The Times, September 15, 2014 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
A FRENCH journalist who was held hostage by rebels in Syria has given a chilling account of his ordeal at the hands of an Islamic terrorist who tortured him and bragged about beheading women and children.
Nicolas Henin, who was released in April, recalled last week how his captor, Mehdi Nemmouche, a French citizen of Algerian origin, appeared to take perverse pleasure in describing atrocities he had committed while fighting with Islamic State.
Nemmouche has since gone on trial in Belgium accused of the murder of four people in an attack on the Jewish museum in Brussels in May.
“Do you know what happens when I go into a Shi’ite home?” Henin recalled Nemmouche asking him one day. “First, there’s the grandmother — I only use one bullet on her, she’s not worth more — then the wife. First, I rape her, then I cut her throat.”
According to Henin — who was held for some time with James Foley, an American journalist murdered by Islamic State — Nemmouche continued: “Then I come to the baby. Ah, a baby! You cannot imagine the pleasure you get from cutting off a baby’s head.”
Nemmouche, 29, was the most brutal of several French jihadists guarding hostages in the basement of an eye hospital in Aleppo. Henin said Nemmouche had punched him several times in the face and ordered him to confess to being a French spy, which he denied. Nemmouche also terrorised about 50 Syrian prisoners in other cells. “The torture went on all night, until prayers at dawn,” Henin wrote in Le Point magazine.
“The howls of the prisoners alternated with shouts in French.”
For Henin, Nemmouche behaved like an “uncouth adolescent, eaten up by hatred and stupidity but not presenting the image you might expect of a terrorist”. Nemmouche idolised Mohamed Merah, who shot dead three French soldiers, a rabbi and three Jewish children in Toulouse in 2012. Nemmouche, he said, seemed less interested in dying as a “martyr” in Syria than getting on to the front pages.