Jihadists In Syria Using Crucifixion In Executions, by Ruth Kramer, Mission Network News
"...pictures of two crucified men dominated a Twitter feed from Syria this week. They were two of seven killed by extremists holding the town of Raqqa.
"Earlier this year, it seems the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) got so radical that al Qaeda distanced itself and considered ISIS’ tactics a liability, notes the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"Tom Doyle, Vice President and Middle East expert for E3 Partners says of the crucifixions, “We’ve heard of this happening quite a bit in Syria. It hasn’t been getting covered on major networks. I’ve seen occasional stories, but when I first heard this story, it reminded me of one that I’d heard, sadly, two weeks ago.”
"It isn’t just Christians being targeted by the extremist group. In this case, the Muslim victims were executed for being part of an enemy faction.
"These factions continue to battle amidst the insurgency against President Al-Assad, which has seen more than 100,000 killed and millions made homeless since the first peaceful demonstrations against the Syrian regime in 2011. It’s a seemingly never-ending cycle of violence. “With Iran backing the Alawites, and the Arab nations backing the Sunni Muslims, it just seems like there are endless amounts of fanaticism, weapons, money, and they’re going to fight to the death.'”