Islamic State’s New Killing Method — Not New, But Very Islamic

Earlier today, the Daily Mail published an article that we linked to, showing some ominous foreshadowing of an impending video with a ‘new’ way of murdering those people who interfere with the Caliph’s absolute supremacy.

An astute reader of Vlad, Chris Jones, left a comment that is very likely the exact description and explanation — not to mention scriptural justification and historical precedent — for what the Islamic State is planning to do to a certain class of people that may obstruct its rule.

In Al-Tabiri’s Tafsir (Vol. 8, pg.96), which expounds on the Sira or biography of Mohammed by Ibn Ishaq (pg.980), there is a detailed account of the horrific, sadistic and unconscionable murder of an elder woman by ripping her in half using camels pulling her legs in opposite directions.

In fact, a cartoon of this event was made and posted to YouTube. Here it is below:

Here are a couple of paragraphs from referencing this atrocity:

Umm Qirfa Fatima was taken prisoner. She was a very old woman, wife of Malik. Her daughter and Abdulla b. Mas’ada were also taken. Zaid ordered Qays b al-Musahhar to kill Umm Qirfa and he killed her cruelly.

[from Ibn Ishaq’s biography of Mohammed,  pg.980]

Here Al-Tabari explains what “and he killed her cruelly” means:

“And he killed her cruelly”. It is of the cruel method holy warriors of Muhammad espoused to kill Umm Qirfa Tabari mentions as: “By putting a rope into her two legs and to two camels* and driving them until they rent her in two.”

[The History of al-Tabari, Volume 8: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein, Volume 8, pg.95-97]

So once again the Islamic State is bringing back yet another authentic islamic tradition from the most reliable islamic sources — just as it did in recreating Janissaries and throwing down homosexuals from the highest structure in the village and then throwing stones at them to finish them off.

*Some Islamic texts refer to horses, not camels.

Sometimes people were killed by being trampled on by horses:

“She (Sara, a freed slave who insulted Mohammed in Mecca with her songs) lived until someone in the time of Umar b. al-Khattab (2nd caliph) caused his horse to trample her at Abtah and killed her.”

[The History of al-Tabari, Volume 8: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein, p.179]

Thank you CB Sashenka and Chris Jones for all the work on this.

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