AL-RAQQA, SYRIA – More atrocities in Syria at the hands the terrorists from the Islamic State, or ISIS.
A video released online is supposed to show at least 250 Syrian soldiers marching to their death. ISIS fighters captured them when they took the airbase near Al-Raqqa. They marched the soldiers in their underwear to what appears to be a mass murder.
Atrocities like this and others committed by ISIS have caused the Houston chapter of the Syrian American Council and the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to condemn the terror group.
“We are especially horrified by the recent murder of American journalist James Foley, and we urge ISIS to release other captives being held, including journalist Steven Sotloff,” said Ruth Nasrullah, communication director the CAIR chapter.
Sotloff’s mother Shirley released a video appeal she made directly to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which she points out that the kidnapping of her son goes against the teaching of Islam.
“As a mother, I ask your justice to be merciful and not punish my son for matters he has no control over,” she said.”
And now, ISIS is demanding the release of the woman known as “Lady al-Qaeda.”
She’s Aafia Siddiqui, a mother and a Pakistani neuroscientist with degrees from MITand Brandeis.
She’s been in the federal medical center at Carswell Air Force Base near Fort Worth since her conviction in 2010 for the attempted murder of federal agents trying to arrest her.
When they busted her in Afghanistan, she had plans to spread the Ebola virus in New York City.
ISIS wanted to exchange her for journalist James Foley before they beheaded him.
So terror has a new face, and this one truly is a mother.