October 11, 2004

Iraqi, Turk Beheaded by Army of Ansar al-Sunna

turk_2.jpg>UPDATE: If you are looking for the latest news and information on a more recent beheading/ murder video released by the terrorist bastards, PLEASE GO TO THE MAIN PAGE HERE.

The Army of Ansar al-Sunna released the videotaped beheading of a Turkish civillian working on reconstruction efforts and his Iraqi translator. In the video, both men are forced to confess that they are cooperating with the coalition, then they are brutally beheaded. The video may be downloaded at this site (subscription required at that site) or at In the Bullpen where Chad has graciously offered to host the video with no strings attached.. I have the video, but not the bandwidth to host it. Please e-mail if you would like to host the video on your site. I have posted graphic images from the beheading video in the extended entry below.

In the videotape, one of the hostage takers identifies himself as a member of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad terrorist organization. Both the Army of Ansar al Sunna and Tawhid and Jihad are believed to be looseley connected to al Qaeda. This video is further evidence that the organizational structure of al Qaeda has shifted. While never a strict hierarcy, al Qaeda is increasingly becoming a loose network of like-minded jihadis. Also, this is further evidence that the hunt for Ossama bin Laden should not be a priority in the GWOT. Much more important is stopping the spread of the Islamist ideology behind the network of terrorists who are seeking an immediate restoration of the Islamic Caliphate and it's eventual world-domination.turk2intro_2.jpg
[Pictured above right, Turkish hostage. To the left is his Iraqi translator.]


The Army of Ansar al Sunnah murdered an Iraqi named Barie Nafi'a Daoud Ibrahim on Oct. 2nd [images, link to video, and information here]. The same group murdered three Iraqis on September 16th (information, links to video, and images here). On August 31st, these terrorists executed 12 hostages from Nepal, one of them by beheading (information, links to video, and images here). On August 11th the group beheaded a man they claimed was a CIA agent (information and images here) and on August 25th the group beheaded a second alleged CIA agent (information and images here). May God speed the victims' souls to heaven, and may His wrath reign down upon the spineless terrorists in the form of a MOAB or other appropriately large ordinance.

VOA:

A militant group in Iraq is reported to have beheaded a Turkish hostage and his Iraqi translator because they worked with U.S. forces.

The al-Jazeera television network aired scenes of a video showing masked men holding the two men. The station said the video was found on a militant-linked Web site and was purported to be from the al-Qaida-linked Army of Ansar al-Sunna group. The video reportedly showed militants killing the hostages after they confessed to working with U.S. forces, but al-Jazeera did not air the video.

Also today, the al-Arabiya station broadcast video showing militants threatening to behead another Turkish hostage.

In the footage, one gunman identified the kidnappers as members of Tawhid and Jihad - a group led by wanted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Reuters:
militant Iraqi group said it had beheaded a Turkish contractor and his Iraqi translator as punishment for working with U.S. forces in Iraq, television channel Al Jazeera television said on Monday.

The station aired scenes from a video by the Army of Ansar al-Sunna group showing the Turk standing between two masked militants. Al Jazeera said the group killed the two men after they "confessed" to have cooperated with U.S. forces.

The television said they would not air the beheading video, which it said it had obtained from a Web site, because it was too gruesome.

I have tried to enlarge the video enough to be able to read both hostages identification, but the resolution is too poor. If any of you find out their names, please let me know. These victims deserve to be remembered by name. UPDATE: The Interested Participant writes: "The Turk's name is Maher Kemal and the Iraqi's name is Lukman Hussein." Thanks for the heads up.


Below: The victims' ID badges 'proving' that the two were cooperating with the Coalition Authority. In the Palestinian territories, Chechnya, and Kashmir summary execution of 'collaborators' is common.

turkintro.jpg turk2intro_1.jpg

Others: Chad at In the Bullpen has the video; Jeff Quinton at Backcountry Conservative; MH King at Ramblings' Journal; James at Outside the Beltway


Warning: Graphic images follow. Do not proceed!!!

Last chance!!

Why do I show these images? So that you will understand the nature of the enemy we are dealing with.

Caution: DO NOT PROCEED!!
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
||
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
V
V
V
V
V
V


turkgraph_1.jpg turkgraph_3.jpg turkgraph_4.jpg


turk2graphic_1.jpg turk2graphic_2.jpg

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:45 PM | Comments |