AFP (Beirut)--A Syrian rebel who was filmed apparently cutting out and eating the organs of a soldier has defended his actions as revenge for regime atrocities, Time magazine reported on Tuesday.
The U.S. news weekly said it had talked by Skype with the fighter, identified as Khalid al-Hamad, who appeared in a video that sparked outrage and condemnation, including from the Syrian opposition.
Hamad claimed he was driven to the gruesome acts by footage on the dead soldier’s cellphone, showing him “humiliating” a naked woman and her two daughters.
The magazine said Hamad described participating in another acts of mutilating regime forces, including militiamen known as shabiha.
“I have another video clip... In the clip I am sawing another shabiha with a saw. The saw we use to cut trees. I sawed him in small pieces and large ones,” Time quoted him as saying.
The magazine said Hamad, a Sunni like much of the opposition fighting against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, expressed hatred of member’s of the leader’s Alawite sect. He also insisted that the rebel, identified as Hamad, had been “previously ejected” from his unit “because of his history of brutality.”
“Hopefully we will slaughter all of them,” he told the magazine. (Continue Reading.)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cannibal Jihadist Khalid al-Hamad Defends Eating Heart of Dead Soldier
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