Iraqi Interior Ministry Official Murdered by Zarqawi on Video (Images)
The video of the murder of an Iraqi Interior Ministry official--what the MSM is calling a vidotaped 'execution'--has been posted on an Islamic bulletin board. The Jawa Report has obtained a copy of the video and will provide a link to it as soon as it is uploaded to a suitable site. Graphic images from the video are posted below.Various news agencies are claiming the video is still unauthenticated. However, the video shows the banner of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda in Iraq and bears the trademark of that group's propaganda arm. The only strange thing about the video is the weapon used. A silenced pistol is used to shoot the poor hostage in the head. The preferred method for murder by Zarqawi has been the use of an AK-47 or a dull knife to behead the victim. The victim is identified as Colonel Ryad Kateh Olyway (also translitterated as Aliwi ), a liason officer for the Iraqi Interior Ministry. Olyway was kidnapped a month ago. As in past Zarqawi snuff films, Olyway is first forced to 'confess' to the 'crime' of 'collaboration' before he is blindfolded and shot in the back of the head. The execution of 'collaborators' is a common practice for terrorist groups and is routinely used by Palestinian, Chechen, and Kashmiri rebels. The 'collaborator' is branded an 'apostate' and then, in accordance with Islamic law, is executed. Apostasy is a capital offense under Islamic law. Before Olyway is murdered, his al Qaeda captors claim that he is to be executed as retaliation for the abuse of women prisoners in Iraq by the Coalition. This is a common allegation made by Arab and left-wing media, including by Italian propagandist and ex-hostage Giuliana Sgrena. Al Qaeda has at various times demanded the release of female prisoners being held by the Coalition. The U.S. has denied that they are holding any women in prisons in Iraq. Pro-terrorist media outlets such as al Jazeera and Giuliana Sgrena's Il Manifesto routinely publish the accusation that American soldiers rape and torture Iraqi women. Graphic images from the Colonel Ryad Kateh Olyway's murder are posted below. The images are not terribly bloody, but may be disturbing.
WARNIG: IMAGES OF WHAT THE TERRORIST SCUMBAGS DO TO THEIR PRISONERS ARE POSTED BELOW. DO NOT PROCEED IF UNDER 18.
A. In an urban area where neighbors may hear them. (No surprise, the hostage takers seem to mostly have kept their hostages in urban areas, rather than taking them out somewhere in the countryside.)
B. Do not want to attract attention to themselves - do not control their surroundings.
It seems to indicate that random gunfire is something that would be noticed and investigated, where that was probably not the case a few months ago.
Posted by: Eric J at March 28, 2005 09:18 AM
Posted by: dreamer at March 28, 2005 09:43 AM
Posted by: Carlos at March 28, 2005 10:53 AM
Dude! That's like saying Fox News in a pro-colonialist media outlet. Just because Al Jazeera is pro-Arab, and because it isn't vehemently pro-war; that doesn't mean its pro-terrorist.
Also Carlos... vis-a-vis American political equilibrium: I'm what you *might* call a liberal, and I certainly DO care when innocent people get their heads chopped off.
Posted by: Martin at March 28, 2005 12:28 PM
Posted by: kbiel at March 28, 2005 02:17 PM
sounds a lot like treason.
Posted by: actus at March 28, 2005 02:42 PM
Posted by: Collin Baber at March 28, 2005 05:43 PM
I'm always happy to hear that. I'm assuming you're not of the Lib variety that believes these people are Iraq's "minutemen" then? Some Libs do you know (see Michael Moore).
Posted by: Carlos at March 28, 2005 07:42 PM
Our military invasion and subsequent hamfisted approaches appears to have helped to elevate Zarqawi's status from a Jordanian nobody up to a person whose head carries a $25 M USD price.
Posted by: Collin Baber at March 28, 2005 08:34 PM
Posted by: greyrooster at March 29, 2005 04:40 AM
Posted by: dreamer at March 29, 2005 07:22 AM
instead of insulting the guy, destroy his argumentation. What better way to show a Liberal they aren't more "nuanced."
Posted by: Carlos at March 29, 2005 09:14 AM
Posted by: Robin Roberts at March 29, 2005 01:43 PM
After that, you can go on a leisurely stroll out the Green Zone gate to Haifa Street, where you will feel the love in the air.
Posted by: Collin Baber at March 29, 2005 07:16 PM
That's slander. Falujah was evacuated of its civilian population to spare as many as possible, even though it gave the insurgents more time to fortify, even if it meant more GIs would die. The civilians that stayed in the city stayed of their own free will, not because they were "fenced in." Yet you accuse our GIs of fencing civilians in and bombing them when they did the exact opposite. And I guess you "support" our GIs too, like all Libs.
Posted by: Carlos at March 29, 2005 11:23 PM
Posted by: greyrooster at March 30, 2005 04:37 AM
Posted by: Collin Baber at March 30, 2005 06:20 PM
Posted by: greyrooster at March 30, 2005 10:40 PM
there is nothing in the article you cited to support your claim.
So far, that's two dud articles you've conned me into reading.
Posted by: Carlos at March 31, 2005 01:04 AM
You can't turn a cancer into something good.
Posted by: greyrooster at March 31, 2005 07:20 PM
Posted by: Opine6 at March 31, 2005 10:18 PM
Posted by: Collin Baber at April 01, 2005 08:57 PM
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