The picture below is one of many appearing on Arabic social media concerning the Islamic State’s barbarism and sadism, where those deemed “infidels” are treated as pieces of meat to be carved up for “fun.”
The Arabic writing behind the masked savage reads, “One umma, one state.”
Similarly, in a new report based on eyewitness testimonies from Assyrian Christians fleeing Islamic State (IS) held territories in Syria, children were forced to watch beheadings and other atrocities carried out by the Islamic militants.
According to Jack Zayya, an Assyrian Christian refugee, “Our children saw many beheadings. We were obligated to watch public executions. What kind of world is that for kids to grow up in? They were always scared.”
Discussing how IS extorted and plundered money from Christians, he added “Kidnappings were about getting ransom from rich families or individuals at first… With Daesh [IS], though, there is no negotiating. We had to pay the jizya tax or die.”