March 29, 2010

Images: Islamists Behead Pakistani Soldiers on Video

The newest propaganda video from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan -- al Qaeda's Uzbek offshoot which operates in Pakistan, recruits heavily from Germany, and which has been given safe haven by the Taliban -- shows the group beheading and desecrating the bodies of Pakistani soldiers. I have posted images from the video below.

These types of gruesome beheading images were the norm for Islamist "resistance" groups from about 2003 - 2006. After that time they realized they didn't play well with the base and changed tactics so we started seeing fewer and fewer beheading images.

These types of images just don't fit the post-Zarqawi "we are the good guys" narrative that al Qaeda wants to put out there.

What's the most surprising about these images is that the victims are Muslims. Again, al Qaeda and it's affiliate groups want to portray Muslims as the victims of a global Jewish-Christian conspiracy against them. When, in fact, the vast majority of the victims of Islamist aggression are Muslims.

STRONGETS POSSIBLE CONTENT WARNING: GRUESOME IMAGES FOLLOW.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:27 PM | Comments |