Friday, February 20, 2015

The Top 10 Worst ISIS Atrocities

In the past year we've seen some of the most brutal and barbaric atrocities the world has seen in the 21st century at the hands of the Islamic State. Sadly, there will likely be more to add to this list shortly after it is written. This is not a ranking. It is simply a list of the top ten worst things these barbaric scumbags have done thus far. This is written to consolidate, in one spot, the true evil nature of these killers.

1) Siege of Mount Sinjar

Between August 3rd and 14th of 2014, Islamic State forces cut off and surrounded thousands of Yazidi civilians on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq. At least 500 men were slaughtered execution style, with an unknown number of women being captured and sold into slavery. At least 70 children were reported to have died of thirst, while at least 50 of the elderly perished.

2) Hostage Beheadings 

While these could be categorized as separate incidents, they are all similar in their horrific nature. Hostages in orange jumpsuits are paraded helplessly in front of a camera, forced to read a propaganda script, and then subsequently beheaded slowly. Many of the victims were humanitarian aid workers. The victims thus far: James Foley and Steven Sotloff, American journalists. David Haines and Alan Henning, British humanitarian workers. Herve Gourdel, a French mountaineering guide in Algeria. Peter Kassig, a former Army Ranger and humanitarian worker. Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto Jogo, Japanese contractors. Hundreds of Syrian army and Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers have also been beheaded.

3) Crucifying Children

On February 4th, 2015 a newly released UN report revealed some of the most shocking Islamic State atrocities yet. Children are being killed by crucifixion, as well as being buried alive and sold into sex slavery. Included in this barbaric story is this report of a 17 year old boy crucified for 3 days by ISIS for allegedly taking photographs of ISIS headquarters.

4) 21 Coptic Christians lined up and beheaded in Libya

On February 15, 2015, ISIS released a video showing the beheading of 21 captured Egyptian men. All Coptic Christians, the video states "to the people of the cross". The massacre took place on a Libyan beach.

5) 45 Iraqis burned to death in al-Baghdadi

After capturing the key strategic town just 5 miles from Al Asad airbase, where 320 US Marines are stationed alongside Iraqi forces, ISIS rounded up 45 civilians in the town, some thought to be Iraq security forces and their families, and burned them all alive.

6) Burning of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kasaesbeh

On February 10th, 2015, ISIS released a horrific video showing the captured Jordanian pilot standing in a cage, doused with gasoline, and eventually set on fire before being crushed under a load of giant rocks.

7) Execution of 600 Iraqi captives

On June 10th, 2014, according to reports, ISIS took some 600 male prisoners out into the desert near Mosul, Iraq and initiated a mass execution. Approximately 30 men survived, by rolling into the mass grave along with the other dead bodies.

8) Beheading of 4 Iraqi children for refusing to convert to Islam

In December of 2014, it was reported that 4 Iraqi children under the age of 15 were beheaded after refusing to covert from Christianity to Islam.

9) Medieval torture of breastfeeding woman

After a Syrian woman was found breastfeeding in public, which is strictly against Sharia law, a group of all female religious police called the al Khansa brigade, tortured the woman with a bear trap like device clamped to her breasts.

10) 3,500 Yazidi women sold into sex slavery

In December of 2014, reports began to come out of northern Iraq that some 3,500 captured Yazidi women had been sold as sex slaves, tortured and repeatedly raped. ISIS later published an official document outlining the rules of proper sex slave etiquette claiming "Question: Is it allowed to have intercourse with a female slave who has not reached puberty? Answer: You may have intercourse with a female slave who hasn't reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse."