Meanwhile… (UPDATED)


While the media salivates over the latest faux leftist outrage at the University of Missouri, while Christians express their outrage against Starbucks and their red cup campaign and while Ben Carson deals with the attention his front-runner status as a conservative garners from the press who clearly see him as a threat, things are happening in Syria that actually deserve our collective rage:

ISIS militants have lined up and shot 200 Syrian children in the latest sickening mass execution video to emerge from inside the jihadis’ territory.

Forced to lie side-by-side and with their faces in the dirt, the video shows about 200 young children stretched out in a long line to the left and right.

Behind them, at least a dozen gunmen armed with assault rifles and handguns stand poised and ready to fire.

One militant then begins firing at point blank range – shooting each child individually as he makes along the row of children.

Others beside him also open fire, mostly using their machine guns, and the area is filled with dust, obscuring much of the bloodshed. 

The video is believed to have been filmed somewhere inside Syria, where ISIS control a swathe of territory, including Raqqa, the capital of the terrorists’ self-proclaimed caliphate.

While ISIS is notorious for mass executions, there have been few reports of the militants targeting such a large group of children exclusively.

Although it lasts less than 30 seconds, almost all of the video is too graphic to broadcast unedited. It was not clear what the children were accused of in order to be sentenced to death.

More pics and a video at the link.

Dear God, have mercy on the souls of these children, and may your justice be meted out quickly on those responsible for these atrocities.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

UPDATE: The originally linked piece has changed since I initially published this piece.  The opening paragraphs now read:

A horrific ISIS video which purportedly shows 200 Syrian children being lined up and gunned by militants has been revealed to be a jihadi propaganda video from 2014.

The sickening mass execution video was posted online by an anti-ISIS activist based in Yemen and quickly started to draw condemnation from social media users shocked by the atrocities.

However the footage is believed to have filmed in late August 2014 and the victims are prisoners of war who were caught by ISIS after the jihadi group overran the Assad held Tabqa airbase in Syria.

As bad as this might still be, thank God it wasn’t in fact children being murdered.

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