Footage, posted to YouTube by Voice of America Arabic (Radio Sawa) anchor and journalist Zaid Benjamin, shows a child hacking a prisoner’s neck with a machete. Warning GRAPHIC.
The video then cuts to rebels displaying the man’s severed head while chanting “Allahu Akbar.”
The camera then shows two bodies with the heads being placed on them.
Zaid Benjamin says he was given the video by a commander in Homs.
The two victims are allegedly “Alawite Officers in Homs Believed to Be Behind Hola Massacre.” (Unlikely of course).
We would strongly recommend anyone of sensitive disposition NOT to watch the age-restricted video attached to Zaid Benjamin’s tweet below.
It has long been known that the rebels in Homs have executed large numbers of their prisoners as reported in Spiegel Online in March when one rebel brigade estimated they had killed 200-250.
Yesterday, in our article on the widespread use of child soldiers by Syrian rebels we said,
“From watching footage from rebel media it is clear some rebels are making a special effort to bring very young, impressionable children to their sectarian, jihadi ideology.”
Well, they apparently aren’t content with that, and the use of children as executioners by these terrorists marks a new low.
One can only hope that media and public opinion might dissuade the likes of Barack Obama, Recep Erdogen and David Cameron from continuing to support these terrorists.
Human rights investigations
December 10, 2012