Yes, the video is graphic
Jihadist forum: “If we are forced to eat Americans, let’s make them into a gunpowder-flavored kabsa with some hors d’oeuvres made of apostates…But the slaughtering needs to be according to the shari’a.”
Frequently during the Syrian conflict there’s been videos that claim to show either side committing some sort of war crimes or atrocity. As a general rule I avoid writing about these videos because there’s always claims about fakery, a lack of detail beyond what’s shown in the video, and so on.
However, a video has been posted today on pro-Assad channels which presents a rare occasion where it’s possible gather much more information about the person involved.
The following video shows a man cutting a chuck of flesh, possible an organ, from a corpse, then biting down onto the chunk of flesh at the end of the video (GRAPHIC)
I’ve had the audio translated (thanks to @Syrian_scenes), rather than relying on the subtitles attached to the video
I swear by God, we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog! Takbeer! Heroes of Baba ‘Amr, [inaudible] cut out their hearts to eat them!
As I said before, generally I can’t do much with these videos, but in this example I instantly recognised the man wearing that distinctive jacket as appearing in other videos produced by the Independent Omar Farouk Brigades, based around Homs
In the first video he gives a short speech, which I’ve translated, and also allows us to match the voices in both videos to the same person
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate: The Umar al-Faruq Battalion is striking the strongholds of the Shabbiha and the Assadist Army in the village of Abel. Takbeer!
Peter N. Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch has been able to confirm the name of the man in the videos as Abu Sakkar of Baba Amro, Homs, also known as Khaled Al Hamad, a former senior figure in Al Farouq Brigade….
Pamela Geller reminds us: