After being featured in the alleged beheading videos of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, and Alan Henning, Jihadi John – the infamous henchman for the Islamic State with the British accent, disappeared and has not been seen or heard from for a while.
Turns out Jihadi John has been busy playing a part in the latest video release by ISIS, in which he’s shown, for the first time, actually executing a man by cutting his throat – uncensored. The victim was a Syrian soldier, one of 15 beheaded Syrian air force pilots.
In the video, which is titled “Although the Disbelievers Dislike It“, Jihadi John also shows off what he claims was a severed head of Peter (Abdul-Rahman) Kassig, the American soldier whom he had threatened would get beheaded after the alleged execution of Alan Henning.
As we are used to seeing from ISIS, the video is professionally edited and extremely visually appealing. It looks and feels like a movie. Even the beheadings are edited Hollywood style – with slow motion, multiple camera angles, and agonal breathing with loud heart thumping.
The video also features an audio address by the Islamic State leader, Khalif Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and shameless self pimping by plugging groups hailing from other parts of the world, but affiliated with the Islamic State, including Sinai, Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, Libya and Algeria.
I’m not too concerned with Peter Kassig, as he was every bit an invading mercenary paid to oppress and kill the indigenous population, no different from any member of ISIS, FSA, Jabhat al-Nusra, Islamic Front or any of several others foreign capital sponsored extremists. The real tragedy was the execution of the Syrian air force pilots who died defending their homeland from the likes of Peter Kassig.
Props to Best Gore member Baby14 for the video: