Some critics refer to Muslims as still mired in the 14th century because of their barbaric practices of beheading, stoning, and treatment of women. Given the latest news coming out of Egypt, we need to dial the time machine even further back to the first century A.D. and before because the Muslim Brotherhood are executing political opponents and Christians by crucifying them.
The Romans did not invent crucifixions, but they perfected it as a form of torture and capital punishment designed to produce a slow death with maximum pain and suffering. It was one of the most disgraceful and cruel methods of execution and usually was reserved only for slaves, foreigners, revolutionaries, and the vilest of criminals.
Michael Carl reports for WND that, not content with “their man” Mohammed “Jerusalem will be the capital of Egypt” Morsi being elected President and seizing control of the military, the radical Muslim Brotherhood are employing the primitive method of crucifixion against Morsi’s opponents.
Several different Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”
Raymond Ibrahim, a fellow with the Middle East Forum and the Investigative Project on Terrorism, said the Arabic media identify the crucifixions as the work of “supporters,” “followers” and “partisans” of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is a pan-Islamic theocracy. The victims are “anyone who is resisting the new government,” as well as Egyptian Christians who are treated with extra brutality.
Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Clare Lopez cited chapter and verse from the Quran to explain that crucifixions are not simply normal for Islam, they’re demanded. Lopez explains:
“Crucifixion is a hadd punishment, stipulated in the Quran, Sura 5:33, and therefore an obligatory part of Shariah. It’s been a traditional punishment within Islam since the beginning, even though it’s not exclusively Islamic. The Romans used it too. So, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood haven’t the option to not include crucifixion within their legal code. It’s obligatory to comply with Shariah. And yes, it’s for shock value also to be sure.”
Lopez warns Egypt’s Christians to leave, comparing the coming persecution to what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany: “The Copts must get out of Egypt as soon as possible – for the many millions who will not be able to get out, I expect things will continue to deteriorate – just as they did for Germany’s and Europe’s Jews from the 1930s onward. The warnings were there long before the ghettos and round-ups and one-way train trips to the concentration camps began in the 1940s.”
Read the rest of the WND article here.
See also the report in The Blaze confirming this atrocious news.
H/t FOTM’s beloved Grouchy Fogie.
UPDATE (Aug. 23):
Since I first posted this story, doubts have been heaped on it — that the story is a hoax concocted by those devious “Jews.” Well, WND has a new article confirming the crucifixion report: http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/video-report-confirms-egyptian-crucifixions/
Here’s a video confirmation of the story by the Arabic-language Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia :
Walid Shoebat, a former radicalized Muslim who converted to Christianity and is today an acknowledged terrorism expert and Arabic translator, told WND several Arab newspapers also referenced the crucifixions as a fact, and that a number of websites had reported on the situation, including one that posted an image of a man who had been targeted, but apparently survived with a gaping would in his side.
Al-Wai Al-Arabi (Arab Awakening) is another source that took a photo of a naked man covered with a blanket who was rescued from the crucifixion, said Shoebat, confirming that the Arabic text says victims were crucified on trees in front of the palace.
Shoebat said the Lawyers Union in Egypt investigated the story and demanded a probe, accusing Egypt’s new president Mohammed Morsi of preventing the Republican Guards from intervening to rescue what they termed Muslim Brotherhood gangs on “what seemed as the most despicable attack on civilians.”