Saturday, June 14, 2014

O Khaled, Thou Butcher

In 1764, Benjamin Franklin quoted the Prophet Muhammad, who condemned a commander for the butchering of Prisoners of War: "O Khaled, thou butcher.... If thou possessedst a heap of gold as large as Mount Obod, and shouldst expend it all in God's cause, thy merit would not efface the guilt incurred by the murder of the meanest of those poor captives."

On June 14, 2014, Peter Bouckaert, of Human Rights Watch, Tweeted, "#ISIS on @twitter claims 2b taking truckloads of captured soldiers to their executions in Tikrit today....

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