by ‘Jola Sotubo
Extremists in Syria are having a field day due to the chaos currently being unleashed on the country as a result of which many lives have been lost.
A group of militants have posted pictures of themselves cutting off a man’s hand on social media platform, Twitter.
The action was to supposedly cleanse the man of his sins and the Twitter account that posted the photos has been suspended.
The Mirror reports:
These sickening images posted on Twitter show a man having his hand CUT OFF in Syria.
The victim’s extremity was removed by a group of Syrian Islamist militants in the northern town of Maskanah, near Aleppo while sickos could watch on a live feed on the social networking site.
The feed was re-tweeted by several Jihadi social media channels.
An extremist group calling themselves ISIS (Islamist State in Iraq and Syria) said it was responsible – and even claimed the man, an alleged thief, had ASKED to be punished in this way.
Several jihadi accounts claimed the ‘thief’ had admitted his crimes ‘and also asked that his hand be cut off to cleanse his sins’.
The photographs and tweets have since been removed from Twitter.
In one photo, a blindfolded man can be seen with his hand being held down on a table.
He is surrounded by a large group of militant rebels while a man dressed in a traditional white robe stands in front of the table. On the right side of the table a man in a black balaclava holding a large sword can be seen.
A subsequent photo showed the man with his hand severed, the limb resting on the blood-spattered table.
Twitter has suspended the account that posted the images.
ISIS, a pro-Al Qaeda Jihadist group, is feared to be taking a firm grip over parts of Syria. It was founded in April 2013 and grew out of Al Qaeda’s affiliate organisation in Iraq. It is chiefly composed of overseas fighters and is understood to be one of the main Jihadist groups fighting government forces in Syria.
The group is also understood to be engaged in a violent struggle with rival Islamist rebels. ISIS controls much of northern rebel-held Syria. In the city of Raqqa, it has demanded that Christians pay a levy in gold and curb displays of their faith in return for protection.
The group has also banned them from owning weapons and from selling pork or wine to Muslims or drinking wine in public.