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Sectarian Killings by Islamists in Iraq – Pictures Posted by Islamic State.

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Shocking: A sick video reportedly produced by Islamic group ISIS shows Iraqi prisoners, including what appear to be children, piled onto trucks before being driven off for execution

Released today: Video reportedly produced by Islamic group ISIS shows Iraqi prisoners, including what appear to be children, piled onto trucks before being driven off for execution.

Brutal: Lying face down in the dirt, the prisoners are systemically executed by a small band of jihadists

Lying face down in the dirt, the prisoners are systemically executed by a small band of jihadists

From here. These and other images were issued today.

Without comment.

Written by Andrew Coates

July 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

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  1. Deafening silence from the Left really/ Too busy complaining about Israel. But, Muslim on Muslim violence is legitimate unlike Jew or American/Christian on MUslim or white on black so I suppose it’s not surprising.

    Sue R

    July 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

  2. http://www.solidnet.org/iraq-iraqi-communist-party/iraqi-cp-the-iraqi-communist-party-calls-for-confronting-the-heinous-crimes-committed-against-our-people-in-mosul-en

    The Iraqi CP is calling for “the broadest possible media and solidarity campaign, on the national and international levels, to expose the barbaric crimes and practices and the horrific violations of fundamental human rights carried out by “Isis” gangs.” Time was, they’d have had enough people on the ground in Western cities to organise such a campaign. I don’t think they have, now, unfortunately.


    July 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm

  3. There have also been declarations by this small leftist group,

    “The situation in Iraq remains desperate. And yet, our plight has been pushed off the front pages by bad news elsewhere. This update is to let you, our allies and supporters, know what the people of Iraq are facing. Please help us be remembered by sharing this information with your networks.

    The cruel, misogynistic and backwards culture of ISIS creates a reign of terror in the north and west. Young women are taken from their homes as sex slaves, men are killed, widows and children flee with nothing seeking safety, overwhelming the resources of the places they end up. Recently ISIS expelled all the Christians from Mosul, seizing their property and threatening them with violence. They were respected part of the community with a long history in Mosul. It is a myth that sectarian differences have long divided Iraq. For many decades religious identity was separate from politics and the different groups lived together peacefully.

    Sadly, the violent culture of ISIS has brought forth a similarly violent and repressive militia culture in central Iraq. Sectarian hatred and violence is on the rise. The government has all but ceded control to sectarian militias, who commit
    atrocities with impunity. Recently, the Assayeb Al Haq Militia attacked a building in Zayouna complex in Baghdad because it housed a brothel – officials of the Interior Ministry had identified it to them – and committed a mass killing of 28 young women and 3 gay men.

    Some days we feel like we have reached the end of our rope; traumatized refugees flood central Iraqi cities seeking shelter from violence, and even the most stalwart long-time activists wonder if it is time to leave for another country.

    But the hundreds of thousands experiencing violence and deprivation cannot leave. And so we get up each day and do everything we can to help them.

    ~ Yanar Mohammed, President, OWFI

    The Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq


    And in French,


    And this,

    Irak : Solidarité avec l’OLFI face à la barbarie sectaire
    Publié le 25/07/2014 par xxx | 1 commentaire
    Avec la prise du pouvoir des bandes fanatiques de l’Etat Islamique (EI) dans le nord et l’ouest de l’Irak, des masses de réfugiés, dont beaucoup de femmes et d’enfants, ont fuit pour les zones contrôlées par l’EI pour Kerbala.


    Andrew Coates

    July 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

  4. With all due respect, Sue R, that was a useless comment. Faced with an entity like ISIS we need to get beyond our own petty divisions. Although what exactly we CAN do about them is hard to say. Pray, probably.

    Tim Deegan

    August 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  5. Personally I would have thought that one thing we could do about them is talk aboutr socialist solutions. What would Trotsky/Marx/Lenin/Engels do? Explain why their anti-democratic forms of society are not advancing the cause of the international working class. But, nobody seems interested in that these days.

    Sue R

    August 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  6. Sue R, what alternate universe do you hail from? Do you not realize that this ISIS band of thugs are religious zealots who would gladly die for their beliefs? There is no talking with them. They cannot be reasoned with or convinced of anything but their own religious fervor and burning desire to see each and every infidel dead! Logic means nothing to them – they are instructed by their religion to lie, cheat, steal from and kill all “infidels,” for they (infidels) are less than human and have no place in the coming Caliphate! What’s even more ridiculous about your comment is that you would try to convince these terrorists that communism/socialism is a viable alternative! Have you not seen the Soviet Union collapse under its own weight, with Comrade Putin trying to resurrect it the only way he knows – namely by brute force, first in the Crimea, now in Ukraine, and most likely other eastern European nations to follow?

    Digital Don

    August 12, 2014 at 7:59 am

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