Religion of Peace Update
The IS/Caliphate reportedly crucified one of its own:
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday executed and crucified one of its own men for corruption in Syria, a watchdog and jihadist sites said.
Photographs posted on websites showed the body and bloodied head of a bearded man with a placard reading: “Guilty: Abu Adnan al-Anadali. Sentence: execution and three days of crucifixion. Motive: extorting money at checkpoints by accusing drivers of apostasy.”
The text is signed by “The prince of believers”, thought to refer to ISIL chief Abu Baqr al-Baghdadi.
Islamist groups typically do a very good job of promising to clean up the corruption of more-secular leaders like Arafat or Mubarak. And indeed, they sometimes do a good job of cleaning up the small-time corruption of looting the national treasury, in favor of the big-time corruption of jihad.