New human rights activists: Al Qaeda leader in Yemen ‘strongly’ rejects Islamic State beheadings; suggests they are not kind

An al Qaeda leader in Yemen has suggested in a new online video that the beheading and filming of prisoners is un-Islamic because it does not meet Muslim standards of kindness.

Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) described the act as ugly and said his own group had banned the practice.

IS, an offshoot of the al Qaeda network, has carved out territory in Syria and Iraq with military victories over government troops and former Islamist allies and violence against civilians. Its fighters sometimes film their beheadings of prisoners and post the footage online.

“There is no doubt that some of our brothers have been influenced by scenes of beheadings which have proliferated lately,” bin Ali al-Ansi said in video posted on Twitter, without referring to Islamic State by name.

“These are scenes which we do not accept and we strongly reject,” he added…

  • ontario john

    Because as we all know, muslims are the kindest people on the earth. Al Qaeda will probably be nominated for a Nobel Peace prize in Sweden now. Hey Obama got one so why not. And the vote whores in Ottawa will probably want to open talks with the terrorists now.

    • winniec

      Trudeau is getting on a plane now to show ISIS how to survive in a cave in ‘cold weather’.

  • winniec

    “These are ‘SCENES’ which we do not accept and we strongly reject”

    The careful wording is very telling: we reject the ‘scene’, but not the act, not the Koranic verses, not the hadiths nor the Sira passages that command us to behave like MOHAMMED…the vicious, remorseless Arabian perpetrator of atrocities!
    No take away the ‘scene’, but continue to imitate the unspeakably cruel, heartless desert bandit Mohammed.

  • jayme

    There is a muslim standard of kindness shocking.

  • RevnantDream

    Islam being kind is like a nuke used for urban planning

  • Minicapt

    But if it becomes necessary … “Allahu Akbar”.


  • simus1

    Somebody trying to “help their image” must have put up the bucks to hire a fine old DemocRat affiliated PR firm.