January 19, 2016

THE UNLOSABLE WAR OF IDEAS:

Islamic State's double standards sow growing disillusion (HAMZA HENDAWI, January 19, 2016, Times of Iasrael)

 Mohammed Saad, a Syrian activist, was imprisoned by the Islamic State group, hung by his arms and beaten regularly. Then one day, his jailers quickly pulled him and other prisoners down and hid them in a bathroom.

The reason? A senior Muslim cleric was visiting to inspect the facility. The cleric had told the fighters running the prison that they shouldn't torture prisoners and that anyone held without charge must be released within 30 days, Saad told The Associated Press. Once the coast was clear, the prisoners were returned to their torment.

"It's a criminal gang pretending to be a state," Saad said, speaking in Turkey, where he fled in October. "All this talk about applying Sharia and Islamic values is just propaganda, Daesh is about torture and killing," he said, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

Posted by at January 19, 2016 5:14 PM

  

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