Content Warning – Graphic Violence: “F—k you and your prophet.” Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War

Anti-Islamism in an Islamic Civil War

Recently a video emerged in which pro-Assad militiamen can be seen beating and shooting a prisoner to death. What might seem remarkable is that the militiamen are insulting Islam in the process, mocking the takbir — that is, the cry of “Allahu akbar” — the Islamic conception of paradise for martyrs. In the first half of the video, one of the executioners — disparaging Muhammad — shouts, “F—k you and your prophet.”

Later, another of them yells, “Damn your God.”

Warning – Graphic