Prominent Cleric Justifies
Islamic State Beheadings
‘Islam Is A Religion Of Beheading’
From the imam’s mouth. It is Islamic ritual slaughter and Muhammad’s preferred method of execution.
“Islam is a religion of power, fighting, jihad, beheading and bloodshed.”
“Chopping off the heads of infidels is an act whose permissibility the [Muslim] ummah agrees on. Beheading a harbi infidel is a blessed act for which a Muslim is rewarded.”
“How many hadiths [relayed by] the Prophet’s Companions have we read in which they demanded that he strike the necks of certain men, and the Prophet did not condemn the striking of necks… Striking necks was a well-known matter that did not elicit any condemnation in the eras of the Prophet, the rightly-guided caliphs and their successors.”
Jihadi Cleric Justifies IS Beheadings: ‘Islam Is A Religion Of Beheading‘ MEMRI, August 26, 2014
In a recent article, jihadi cleric Hussein bin Mahmoud, a prominent writer on jihadi forums, expressed support for the beheading of American journalist James Foley by a member of the Islamic State (IS). Bin Mahmoud wrote that beheading was an effective way to terrorize the enemies of Islam, and stressed that, under Islamic law, Foley was a harbi, i.e. a non-Muslim whose life was not protected by an agreement of protection. He argued further that Islam allows and encourages such acts, since it is a religion of war and fighting.