Islamic militants behead Islamic militant leader by mistake
The guy on the left, Mohammed Fares, was recognized by members of his anti-Assad Islamist rebel group after another Islamic militant group beheaded him and put his head on display, mistaking him for an enemy. They're being very apologetic about it, at least.
Top comment on Facebook: "The don't really make a Hallmark card for that, do they?"
"Militant Islamist rebels in Syria ... have asked for 'understanding and forgiveness' for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man's head," The Telegraph reports.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has links to al-Qaida, posted a video online earlier this week in which some of its members are seen "brandishing the severed, bearded head of a man," writes the BBC. The rebels claimed the man was a fighter in forces that support Syrian President Bashar Assad.
But after the video's posting, members of Harakat Ahrar al-Sham -- another Islamist rebel group -- said the man was one of their commanders, Mohammed Fares.
The Telegraph writes that Fares may have been injured in battle and then captured. "Thinking he had been captured by members of a Shia militia against which he was fighting," he might have asked to be killed, the newspaper adds.
In its apology, the group that beheaded Fares says, "We call on God to accept Mohammed Fares into his Kingdom and to forgive his brothers that sought to rid us of the enemies of God and our enemies," CNN reports.
Sometimes, these things happen in MMA.
I hate it when I do that. Nobody's perfect though.
And they say good news doesn't get reported.
"Your body must be like a stone, your mind... like a meatloaf."
Originally Posted by strikistanian
Originally Posted by Devil
Originally Posted by Plasma
To be fair, the story only says that the guy who was killed is an Islamic anti-Assad rebel. So I suppose there's a chance that he wasn't the same kind of animal as the Al Qaeda-linked terrorists who killed him, and therefore a chance that we shouldn't be happy he's dead. It's still hard not to laugh, though.
Originally Posted by ermghoti
"We just got a little carried away. We were so caught up in the fighting and the beheading that we forgot about the love."
We live in the age of customized cards, so yes, you can make sympathy cards for accidental jihad.
Originally Posted by OwlMatt
'...Guys, I think your agenda was to behead Assad, THAN behead eachother until the most powerful and supported one prevails.... '
'Now repeat after me: First we behead Assad, than we behead Hosni, Hadji, Arafel, Felafel, Hamburger and Apaurin! Allahuakbarkrafatmakcabakumniba!'
'God it's so tough to work with idiots, supreme overlord out.' (still gotta make dem suckers pay for this)
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Now when my kid asks me "what does irony mean", I can tell him.
Oh for ****'s sake, doesn't anyone have basic skills any more? Needle and thread, half an hour at most. Even less time with a staple gun.
Just re-attach the fucking head and send him back to his peeps--problem solved.
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