This is what Raymond Ibrahim, perhaps the foremost scholar working on Arab-Muslim persecution and ethnic-cleansing of Christians throughout the Middle East, has to say:
The following video depicts the Islamic terrorist organization still popularly known as “ISIS” executing reportedly some 1,500 civilians. It is graphic, especially around the 2:30 mark, when the savages start executing the men (the women and children were herded and sold as slaves, sexual or otherwise).(Update):
Some things of note:
Prior to executing them, the savages of ISIS make it a point to humiliate their captives, slapping them, whipping them, and taunting them. This is a common theme and has appeared in many of ISIS’ propaganda videos. It’s meant to show the “superiority” of Islam, and the inferiority of those who reject it (or are not seemed Islamic enough, such as those being killed, as the word “apostate” was thrown out by ISIS).
During the executions, the flag of ISIS — which is really the back flag of Islam, emblazoned with the Arabic shehada, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger” — is always present, right next to those being executed. This is to stress the fact that they are being slaughtered in the name of Allah and his prophet.
If you go to the 3:46 mark and observe that execution, it seems fairly obvious that it is, in fact, a child.
The rumors of child executions are not rumors.
This is no libel.
This is real.
And how it is that so many Democrats and progressives can put the Jews of the Middle East on the same moral plane as these people demonstrates a cognitive-ethical emptiness that is absolutely breathtaking.
In truth, I remain flabbergasted at the degree of contempt demonstrated by our friends in the progressive-left toward their Jewish supporters. I find it disgusting, actually.
Jewish Democrats are afraid to stand up for their fellow Jews too strongly because they fear losing influence or, even, ostricism.
Isi Liebler, an Australian, has some words on the matter.
And how it is that if we are to be considered "good Jews" we must actually support those who sneer at our own people is beyond me.
By the way, my Sunday column for the Elder tomorrow is a book review of David Harris-Gershon's, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?
I liked it much better than I expected to.
And, yet - shocking, I know - I am still not satisfied!
I will not be around much tomorrow (Sunday the 17th) but I will respond to comments at the EOZ over the next few days.