“Soldiers Of The Caliphate” Behead French Tourist In Algeria, Post Video Online
Qur’an Sura 5:33, “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement …”
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The group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah – or Soldiers of the Caliphate – released a video showing the beheading of mountain guide Hervé Gourdel, according to the US terrorism watchdog, Site. The video was entitled Message in Blood for the French Government.
Gourdel, 55, from Nice, was abducted on Sunday while on holiday in Algeria. The kidnappers had threatened to kill him within 48 hours unless France halted air strikes on Isis territory.
France planes joined the United States last week in carrying out strikes against Isis positions in Iraq.
As French and Algerian forces raced to find him, the group announced they had beheaded him.
Gourdel was abducted while walking in the mountainous region of Kabylie, near the capital, Algiers.” Read more.
Flashback: Algerian Islamist Kidnappers: We Kill Christians And Infidels – “Islamist gunmen who seized hundreds of gas plant workers in the Sahara told Algerian staff they would not harm Muslims but would kill Western hostages they called ‘Christians and infidels’, a local man who escaped said on Thursday… ‘The terrorists told us at the very start that they would not hurt Muslims but were only interested in the Christians and infidels,’ Abdelkader, 53, said by telephone from his home in the nearby town of In Amenas. ‘We will kill them, they said.’ His voice choking with emotion – ‘I’m a lucky man,’ he said over the sound of children playing and a television relaying the latest news – Abdelkader described how he managed to escape along with many of the hundreds of Algerians initially detained.” Read more.
Flashback: Algerian Writer: Islamists And Jihadis Are A Cancer On The Face Of The World – “It is not going to stop, [instead] it keeps on reproducing itself in the cities of the Sahara, it becomes vocal and shouts, then kills, taking you by the throat; it destroys giant Buddhas and [people’s] bodies and advances like a desert that dries out even the desert itself: salafism/Islamism/fundamentalism, the cancer on the face of the world and on the will to live. All this no longer obeys the ancient forms of the threat: it is no longer a brigade, a group or a front, but a sort of tumor: it may swell under your armpit or on the streets of London. It kills; we then arrest the killer, but we do not stop the disease. We kill the hostage taker, but not the malignant cell. And it has a banner, a sort of skein of darkness, that is waved in the dry and dead wind of a theological infinity. It is everywhere …” Read more.