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Outrage at Syrian Rebel Shown 'Eating Soldier's Heart'

World  (tags: Syria, civil war, war crimes )

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A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel taking a bite from the heart of a dead soldier has been widely condemned.


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Stan B (123)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:26 pm
US-based Human Rights Watch identified the rebel as Abu Sakkar, a well-known insurgent from the city of Homs, and said his actions were a war crime.

The main Syrian opposition coalition said he would be put on trial.

The video, which cannot be independently authenticated, seems to show him cutting out the heart.

"I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog," the man says, referring to President Bashar al-Assad as he stands over the soldier's corpse.

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:38 pm
Is there an appropriate comment for this?

Patricia Martin (19)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:55 pm
Sick, sick, evil culture and people out in Arabsville.

pam w (139)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:21 pm
No offense, Michela....there ARE words.

"The video, which cannot be independently authenticated, seems to show him cutting out the heart."

++++++++++ This is just shock value, made to give credence to a blood-thirsty, primitive culture.

Russell R (87)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:31 pm
The Real Evil begins to show!

P. L. N (21)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:35 pm
"I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog," the man says, referring to President Bashar al-Assad as he stands over the soldier's corpse.

This is disturbing. I can sort of understand cannibalism when it is the only means of survival and when the body of the victim was not killed by another human. I sort of understand cannibalism in terms of survival; however, not for sport or war!!!

Jennifer Ward (40)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:12 pm
Not a surprise- it is part of the Hadith's instructions to eat the hearts of the enemy. Wake up to the savagery of the Religion of Peace.

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:56 pm
all religions, whether they admit it or not, arose from older customs, beliefs and superstitions. most have sought to adapt to humanity's growing understanding of the world and its people.
it is hard not to wonder why so many muslims, and so much of islam, show a determination to regress to the old ways, evidently including cannibalism in this case.
we all know that islam continues to practise such other grisly customs, of dismembering the slaughtered 'enemy', and stoning, beheading or ruthlessly maiming a person deemed to have broken a religious rule.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 12:24 am
the people they're fighting now include and will from now on be a hezbollah run war.and those guys don't scare at all. if you got the fortidude to stand up to the incredible power of the entity, an idiot eating a heart isn't going to worry you. to scare the syrian soldiers? too late, they're already scared. but it's not of the rebels or assad. in board rooms syria has a higher seat than hezbollah. but they're together on the battlefield now. hezbollah is running the show now. and if the entity doesn't get involved the rebellion is dead. and the opportunity to get rid of hezbollah will slip away.
but that's not going to happen. this is a chance for the entity to get rid of hezbollah without exchanging fire with them. if you're the entity, wouldn't you jump at this chance? hezbollahs cannot survive as is without assad.

Brigitta S (3)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 12:57 am
I must admit seeing blood and gore kinda excites me a bit but eating a man's heart i.e. turning cannibal? Now that's way too sick and disgusting...


Giana P (398)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 5:11 am
Just disgusting, wouldn't watch the video for anything in the world. Man has not evolved much from the stone age, it seems.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:54 am
Well if they are going to back the rebels and they are like this i would not bother the people will still be run with this sort of disgusting behaviour from low life they are worse than animals

Cousin It Addams (8)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 2:34 pm
syria is doomed. the rebels are just as bad as assad. it's going to be out of the frying pan and into the fire. the rest of us are lucky if this destabilization doesn't touch off WW3

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 7:09 pm
Al-Azhar University, the number one (Sunni) university in the Islamic world, teaches their high school kids that it is OK to eat people. What is worse than Abu Sakkar eating a soldier's heart is everyone pretending he is some sort of lone wolf.

"The main Syrian opposition coalition said he would be put on trial." I can hear them now, "Abu, eating human hearts: inhumane. Raping girls and women, terrorizing, torturing and murdering: fine." Sick Islam!

Jay S (116)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 10:09 am
It's the next place the Saudis want their loyal US mercenaries to invade and help install their next Muslim Brotherhood/Sharia law hate state. The US always does their evil bidding.

"I summon my blue-eyed slaves anytime it pleases me. I command the Americans to send me their bravest soldiers to die for me. Anytime I clap my hands, a stupid genie called the American ambassador appears to do my bidding. When the Americans die in my service their bodies are frozen in metal boxes by the US Embassy and American airplanes carry them away, as if they never existed. Truly, America is my favorite slave."
King Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz, Jeddah

Jaime A (52)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 10:17 am
Not surprised, they are all from the religion of peace.!!

Rhonda Burrows (2)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:21 pm
This is disgusting. However, I find it must more distressful that American soldiers are shooting and killing children of war. It is all sadistic and horrible!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:58 pm
Disgusting! How low can one go? What kind of wrong brainwashing do they get during their upbringing? This is just plain evil.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:58 pm
Such animals should be put out of our misery!

Tom E (56)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:05 pm
Oh here we go again with the hypocritical bleatings of the self righteous. War is terrorism ,if you don;t agree then to war you have never been... The savagery of war turns normal humans into savages. I don't recall Americans reviling their troops in Vietnam where it was common practice to sever the ears of the Vietnamese resisting the enemy, then hang them on their tank 's antennae as trophies, reminiscent of collecting the Indian Scalps of days gone by. There may be such a thing as a justified war but rarely, if ever, an honourable one.
In Iraq and Afghanistan there were, and are, repeated war crimes, both sides. If you don;t want to experience these sadistic sorties then cease making wars, then you will only have to contend with the sick minds in the civilian population doing similar acts. I have no other answer, religion has never helped, often enough it is the excuse, if not the reason.

Judith H (55)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:39 pm
Noted. I don't now what to say.

janet f (29)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:10 pm
One side is no better than the other. There is no lesser of two evils...just two evils.

Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:57 pm

Islam, the religion of piece.

The religion of sexual slavery, female genital mutilation, death penalty for leaving Islam, cannibalism, stoning women suspected of having any relationship with a man other than a relative, stoning homosexuals, "honor killing", subjugation and forced conversion of non-Muslims, torturing and killing animals for fun, "temporary marriages", pedophilia, killing of Christians and Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and anyone not in their own Muslim sect or tribe.

Everywhere there is a critical mass of Muslims, they try to take over. No country on earth is safe.

Islam wants to make the entire world part of the Caliphate. Forget democracy. It's Sharia all the way.

These are Sunni ARAB MUSLIMS killing Shia ARAB MUSLIMS. Imagine what they'll do to you.

Some religion of peace.

Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum says support whichever side is losing, and once they get stronger, support the other losing side. I think he's spot on.

Colin R (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 12:05 am
These people are not "rebels" - they ate mercenaries/terrorists supported and armed by the West to act as proxies and carry out the West's dirty work. They have , despite the propaganda, no support in the major Arab States. They are expendable, a good substitute for American and British lives. The sooner we in the West wake up to the propaganda and lies we are fed daily. Syris is just another stage in the Wests great political aim of creating a disjointed Middle East which woulld not present a threat to Israel.

robert zank (0)
Friday May 17, 2013, 3:22 am

Vlasta M (7)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:28 am
A year ago there was an interview with one of those Islamists "rebels" who said that " he will drink blood of Alawis (Assad's tribe of Muslims). These are Islamic barbarians who are just like Osama bin Ladin and their criminal prophet Mohamed fighting "infidels" of the West.

Islam teaches that good Muslims must stage jihad against non-Muslims and in the last 20 years it had been financed by Saudi oil money to spread the most medieval evil brand of Islam, Wahabbism through teachings of Muslim Brotherhood of Barack Hussein Obama.

Islam is the root cause of violence and terrorism nowadays promoted by politically correct Westerners who are blind to iihad being staged against US and the Western civilization as it is formulated in the lung range plan of the Muslim Brotherhood: "to infiltrate America and destroy Western civilization from within and establish the only truen religion of Islam to rule over all others."

Read Koran and Hadith to see for yourself (‎) 80% mosques in USA promote hatred and jihad against Western civilization, since Islam is incompatible with US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (

However, with the help of the politically correct academia and Barack Hussein Obama administration, Muslims are skillful in covering up the true teachings of Islam by application of covering up the true teachings of Islam by applying Taqiyya-Islamic principle of lying (

Vlasta M (7)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:42 am
Colin is typical politically correct person and as a Muslims blames West for all the ills caused by the supremacist ideology of Islam, similar to supremacist Nazi ideology, including its delusional Jew hatred, which is now manifested as anti-Israel, which is the ONLY true democracy that protects human rights in the Middle Est among tyrannical Islamic regimes which had taken over from secular tyrannic regimes.
When Muslim and their politically correct friends stop blaming problems caused b y their corrupt sharia run societies onto Jews and America, there will be a chance of helping them out.

However, for that Muslims would have to reform Islam and delete 65% of Koran which urges Muslims to jihad against non-Muslims and toss out Mohamed who was a pedophile, polygamist, rapist, misogynist and murderer who in any sane and decent society would be treated as a criminal he was and not emulated by 1,500 millions of Muslims world wide.

That Islamic cannibal in Syria who ate heart of a soldier is just doing his duty as a good Jihadist taught by Mohamed. He may think that such an act will help him get to Muslim Paradise with 72 virgins and 12 per-pubescent boys "to do with them as they please{"

We should stop using oil and dry up Arab oil money that goes to teach jihad against Western civilization in mosques all over the world. We can become sustainable and harvest renewable energy locally...

David J (13)
Friday May 17, 2013, 6:12 am
I don't care on what side of the issue you are on, that was revolting, barbarous, hideous display. I've always heard that the veneer of civilization was thin, and that just lends credence to that thought.

Alexander W (53)
Friday May 17, 2013, 6:55 am
Helping these man-eating creatures does not look much smarter than helping those in Libya, yet it is on US agenda. It's not the Saudi Lobby making the move, right?

Lloyd H (46)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:34 am
Might I just suggest that all of the Islamophobes shut heir bloviating ignorant mouths until they are not living in a blood soaked glass house. Evidently you ignoramuses are indesperate need of a refresher course in History. In America during the French and Indidan War it was the English and French that introduced scalp taking to the Aboriginal Americans, whom untill that time did not practice the mutilation of their enimies. WWII, it was not uncommon for American GIs in the pacific to collect War Trophies of Japanese teeth, ears, fingers and especially skulls, in Viet Nam ears, teeth and fingers were prefered by US troops for War Trophies, Afghanistan, as early as 2003 there were American soldiers collecting body part War Trophies.Although for some reason in Afghanistan the US soldiers seemed to prefer CIVILIAN body parts.
Damn, there are even a US DOD directives called "War Trophy Guidance". Wake up!

Gloria H (88)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:58 am
Back in the 1800's soldiers mutilated the bodies of dead Indian women as souveniers. So it goes back even further. Common practice to strip dead soldiers of shoes, clothes by whatever peasants needed or wanted. Even plague victims were robbed of clothes, jewelry, hair (to be sold for wigs) which of course, transferred the plague to the rest of the population.
Eatting of the human heart was considered eatting the power of the enemy by some Native Americans.

No one country is innocent when it comes to what they have/can do to one another, animals and the planet.

mar l ene d (264)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:56 pm
noted Stan it sound barbaric!!!!! I do not have words for this!!!!! Gloria you are right!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:56 am
This article is posted and some jerk has the nerve to whine "Islamophobe" and goes into a self-righteous sermon of condemnation to all the ones who condemn this savage beast, like everything in the past is the fault of one's descendants and all this stuff that happens, we just aren't supposed to talk about it. Wow, what douchery.

Cousin It Addams (8)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:26 pm
"Syris [sic] is just another stage in the Wests [sic] great political aim of creating a disjointed Middle East which woulld not present a threat to Israel"

which thoroughly explains to me why we went from mubarak (treaty with israel, not especially hostile) to mohammedan brotherhood run egypt, of which morsi is openly saying nasty threats to israelis and calling jews bad names (apes, pigs). mb was started by a buddy of adolf hitler, by the way.

one by one the west is handing formerly (relatively) benign regimes to the mb which rabidly hates israel. your theory is delusional (best case) or an out right lie.

Nancy B (308)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:13 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted and tried to watch part of video. Our civilization is going backward instead of forward. This is something that I would have thought we would have seen in a primitive, barbaric society 2,000 or more years ago. This certainly does not enlightened man. More and more of these horrors are happening or maybe we are finding out more now because of the internet, I don't know, but I do know it makes me sick and not proud to be a part of the human race. Too much hate, prejudice, anger and total lack of regard for life.

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 12:10 pm
As I always said, Muslims fight each other, but this went to another level. The barbaric action of this rebel to desecrate and try to eat the heart of a fellow Muslim, that is incomprehesible to me.
This just shows to the world the cruelty of man made laws of Islam. God gave us the 12 commandments and we totally misuse them. "Thy shalt not kill". Are we really blessed to kill in wars? I think it is murder!
By the way, I am a Christian, but also leaning toward Bhuddism.
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