NINEVEH PROVINCE, IRAQ – Of all the ways to die I’d wager being buried alive would rank high on the ‘most awful’ list. Not that terrorists care I’d also imagine.
A scene in Kill Bill 2 is particularly unnerving. Thurman’s character is buried alive by the brother of the ‘Bill’ in the movies’ title (played by David Carradine), Budd (played by Michael Madsen), a fellow ‘Deadly Viper’. I won’t spoil what happens next – you need to see the films (but they ARE gory!).
I cannot imagine the terror of having my bound body thrown into a hole and covered with dirt.
But Islamic State (ISIS) could.
On this day in 2016
ISIS buried 45 of its own terrorists alive because they fled the battlefield during a battle with the Syrian army. The terrorist group may have committed the sickening killing to discourage defectors and those living under their brutal regime from fleeing.
And it was not just its own that suffered this gruesome fate. After they had seized Sinjar they did the same to Yazidi women and children.
We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime-scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic State have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar. Some of the victims, including women and children, were buried alive in scattered mass graves.”Iraqi Human Rights Minister
Let me underscore this point. ISIS killed people by BURYING THEM ALIVE. And there are some, including here in Canada, who want to repatriate these sub-humans.
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