CHARLOTTE, NC, August 6, 2014 – It used to be that non-Muslims could avoid death from jihadist by renouncing their faith and converting to Islam. Apparently the extremists in Syria didn’t study their Koran because they recently beheaded a Christian man after he denied his faith.
Following the beheading, the video was posted on YouTube. The video is so disturbing, so horrific we cannot embed or link to it.
Remember that Benghazi video that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton called “disgusting” for nearly three weeks? That video was a poorly produced attempt at humor, but it reached nowhere near the out and out revulsion of the media the Islamists put on the YouTube site.
And yet, neither the media nor the Obama administration has taken notice of this atrocity.
For weeks the Israelis have been protecting themselves from rockets being fired into their country from Gaza by Hamas.
Boko Haram has been killing, maiming and destroying non-Muslim victims and their property for longer than that. By the way, how is that Michelle Obama hash-tag message working these days for those kidnapped girls? They home yet.
Religious organizations have been decrying the killing of innocent children by Israel even though Hamas has been using children as suicide bombers and human shields.
Meanwhile, the Christian Post reported that a Christian man was forced to renounce his faith in Syria, which he did in an effort to save his life. He then had his head brutally severed from his body by Islamic militants.
The video was later broadcast on YouTube to warn “everyone like him” of the consequences they face for being non-Muslim.
The video shows the helpless man surrounded by his executioners who are wearing masks. The tape is subtitled and the Christian is heard saying as instructed, “There is no God but God and I testify that Mohammed is the messenger of God.”
Those were the last words he ever uttered.
Before the execution one member of the militant group instructed his fellow assassins by saying,
“No one will shoot him now, do you understand? He will not be killed by shooting because it is merciful for him.
“He will be beheaded because he is Kaffir, non-Muslim, sided (with) the government and was not praying at all. Everyone like him will have the same end, beheading.”
Afterwards, the defenseless Christian who was lying face-down in a prone position, had his hair pulled back by the militant who began, in typical ritualistic style, to cut off the man’s head with a machete. In the background the rest of the groups shouted the all too familiar phrase, “Allahu Akbar” which means “there is no God but God.”
Perhaps, then, the time has come to show those who do not believe such things happen in the Middle East, just exactly what a beheading looks like. Those who have the nerve to witness such an event will never want to see it again, but maybe, just maybe, it will convince those Muslim sympathizers and apologist of just how Islamic extremists advance their cause through fear.
What Western observers fail to realize is that this is the rule in the Islamic world, not the exception. Muhammad himself, the great so-called prophet of Islam had more than 500 of his enemies receive the very same punishment in a single day.
Ask yourself what other religion anywhere in the world goes to this depth of depravity on a daily basis to eliminate those who do not accept their beliefs. The answer is none.
Recently one terrorist organization in Raqqa Province in Syria announced that it had captured approximately 3,000 Christians. That is the same number that died in the Twin Towers attack on 9/11/01. They now have the traditional three choices which are outlined in the Koran; pay a tax for protection, convert to Islam or face death.
Based upon recent events, even converting may not be enough to save your life.
There are real questions to be asked. Why do the media and the administration ignore such atrocities?
Why is Israel reprimanded and Hamas supported for their actions, when Hamas instigates a confrontation and Israel protects itself? Why do we continue giving Islamists a pass when such a high percentage of global terrorism is directly attributal to them?
The world is upside down.
Topsy-turvy is always the way of life in the Middle East, and unless we stop giving Islam the benefit of the doubt, that is the way it will continue to exist.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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