Obama and others often invoke the Islamic State’s murders of other Muslims to support their claim that the Islamic State is un-Islamic. But since Islamic law mandates death for apostasy and heresy, this doesn’t establish their point.
They burned these soldiers alive probably because they believe that they were involved in burning areas under Islamic State or other jihadi control. “So whoever has assaulted you, then assault him in the same way that he has assaulted you.” (Qur’an 2:194)
“WATCH: New ISIS Video Burns 2 Caged Turkish Soldiers to Death in Aleppo,” by S. J. Prince, Heavy, December 23, 2016:
In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State titled “The Cross Shield,” 2 soldiers with the Turkish Army are burned to death in the Aleppo countryside. The video was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 22. Aleppo was recently retaken by the Syrian government with the help of Russia and Turkey.
The Syrian government recently retook the eastern portion of the city that had been held by Syrian rebels, not including ISIS. According to the BBC, “The Syrian government is waiting for the Aleppo evacuations to be completed before troops move into the rebel enclave and take full control of the city.”
However, ISIS is still fighting Assad forces, his allies, and Turkey in the region. Al-Masdar News reports that yesterday three Turkish Army soldiers were killed and another ten others were wounded in a surprise attack claimed by the Islamic State.
ISIS controls the Syrian city of Al-Bab, which it uses as a command point for raids on eastern Aleppo, a mere 15-minute drive away. Turkey is currently trying to take Al-Bab, with Reuters reporting that “Turkish air strikes on Wednesday destroyed 67 Islamic State targets” in the city.
The new ISIS video centers on Turkish airstrikes and civilians in Al-Bab allegedly killed by them.
The video begins with a brief about Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s involvement in Syria with Assad, Putin, and Obama. Turkey officially entered the Syrian Civil War in August. In November, Erdogan stated that Turkish entry in Syria was to end Assad rule, but he has since retracted that statement, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
Turkey is also using its involvement in Syria as a proxy war with the Kurdish Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava, which it views as a terorrist organization, according to Middle East Eye.
Later in the video, footage of alleged Turkish airstrikes in Al-Bab and ISIS-conducted suicide bombings are shown. The video includes footage of civilian casualties of alleged Turkish airstrikes in Al-Bab. Civilian casualties of Turkish airstrikes have been confirmed in the past, according to Human Rights Watch.
In the execution portion of the 19-minute video, two Turkish soldiers are shown in a cage with collars around their necks. In the video, ISIS calls them “dogs.”…