Syrian Rebel Butchers Enemy and Bites Into His Heart in New Video

syrianCannibalism is only allowed in lieu of starvation according to the Quran, but that doesn’t stop Syrian rebel Abu Sakkar and his buddies from invoking Allah’s name in a gruesome video from the front lines.

From Reuters:

A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

The New York-based group said an amateur video posted on the Internet on Sunday shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who is well known to journalists as an insurgent from Homs, cutting into the torso of a dead soldier.

The video has caused outrage among both supporters of President Bashar al-Assad and opposition figures.

“I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog,” the man says to offscreen cheers of his comrades shouting “Allahu akbar (God is great)”.

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23 Comments on "Syrian Rebel Butchers Enemy and Bites Into His Heart in New Video"

  1. Holy fuck… That is insane!

    • BuzzCoastin | May 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm |

      Holy fuck… That is what war is really like!
      this sort of thing is a regular occurrence
      in the historical war novels of China
      it’s not in Western novels because war in the West
      has been sanitized, religified and dignified in Western Kulture
      so that waterboarding looks good in comparison to this

      • I am aware of this, war is insane. During Vietnam, some American soldiers wore ears and fingers stringed together as a necklace.

        • BuzzCoastin | May 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm |

          let’s not forget the dismembered penis in the mouth trick!

          • I am certain there are much more atrocities. Perhaps the masses should see what goes on, smoldering bodies and all. Perhaps many would be less likely to be swayed by those who have to benefit from war.

          • BuzzCoastin | May 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm |

            Thoreau starts to point this stuff out around 1840
            nothing change until TV brought the Vietnam war
            into the Amerikan living room
            & now they do their best to keep that stuff off the nightly news

          • Rhoid Rager | May 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm |

            Chris Hedge’s book What Every Person Should Know About War is a very good gritty introduction to war.

          • BuzzCoastin | May 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm |

            I’m frequently bemused by people’s reactions
            to things like war & natural disasters
            for example
            about 2000 people were killed during 911
            (doubling that day’s normal US death rate)
            which prompted Uncle Homeland
            to murder at least 1 million innocent people as revenge
            and bomb two countries back to the stone age
            (OK, the Russkies had already started Afghanistan)

      • Hadrian999 | May 14, 2013 at 1:21 am |

        war is just a job, you’re screwed when you get attached to an outcome

        • BuzzCoastin | May 14, 2013 at 2:32 am |

          having spent a lot of time with gung-ho military types
          I’ve heard that rap before
          I think it is a sign that they’ve been battle hardened

          this type of callousness, “it’s just a job”
          is a symptom found in those who kill for a living
          like slaughterhouse workers & GITMO interrogators
          nothing to be proud of

          • ParanoidCoast | May 14, 2013 at 10:48 am |

            One still has the choice to do this “job” or not. “War is just a job” is not an excuse for cruelty towards man and beast.

          • Hadrian999 | May 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

            It’s a mindset i developed to keep a necessary level of detachment. people who got emotionally wrapped up in the job had a hard time letting go of it. I had friends that would get so poisoned by anger or hate at the opposition that it became part of them. I did my job because it was a job, I don’t hold any grudges against the people I fought. eventually every war ends and you have to go home, in america you are very likely to run into people who remind you of the opposition, If you carry around emotional baggage from fighting it will either eat you up or cause you to do something you will regret. It’s a lesson I learned from an old world war 2 recon scout

          • BuzzCoastin | May 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm |

            when I studied how to slaughter & butcher animals
            I was taught to do it infrequently, with reverence
            in order to avoid a callused attitude (hard heart)
            American Indians & others had rituals that went with the hunt
            that thanks the animals for their sacrifice
            Hebrew Law also had rules regarding this

            hard to do when in war
            harder to do after war

          • Hadrian999 | May 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

            some comrades of mine failed to maintain the proper distance, ended up getting caught up in the moment, did things they couldn’t live with later, ended up killing themselves

        • Eric_D_Read | May 14, 2013 at 10:47 am |

          It’s only a job if you’re a mercenary.

          I’m sure there are a lot of soldiers in this world who aren’t doing it for the paycheck.

          Of course you could argue that the mercs are the smart ones and the soldiers who fight for a cause other than money are fools, buts that’s another story.

          • BuzzCoastin | May 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm |

            > I’m sure there are a lot of soldiers in this world who aren’t doing it for the paycheck.

            I seriously doubt that
            my father was career Navy
            and for him it was about the “job security” & the pension
            patriotism is lower down & merely a justification
            I also have USNA grad brother
            who resented his Academy time
            didn’t count towards his retirement
            finally resigned his commission
            because he didn’t make enough money

            the average grunt is a young kid without a clue
            & not many other options
            which is a situation created by design

  2. smooth_operator | May 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

    Pork is Haraam but it’s OK to eat the heart of a fellow Muslim.
    There’s nothing wrong with what this Warrior of Allah did, morally or
    religiously. God bless the FSA and may he reign fire down upon the dog Bashar. Allahu Akbar!

    • Simon Valentine | May 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm |

      here not but less than a year hence i was wondering if there should be a resurgence of the practice of heart consumption. Allahu Akbar

  3. theater for your consumption.

  4. Like always, people picking and choosing what they want to follow out of their holly books. Hypocrites!

  5. Liam_McGonagle | May 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm |

    Well, I’m sure this has to be real. It’s just simply not imaginable that anyone in the Syrian government could have a phone with a video recorder and a $10 production budget.

    And it’s all so clearly in the rebels’ interest to repel anyone in the outside world who might consider helping them. Also, after more than two years and nearly 60,000 deaths, not to mention gruesome maimings, I’m sure the Syrian government will be more inclined to surrender after this.

    Yeah, forgive me for being a bit skeptical.

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