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SITE Publications
Message Affirming Use of Beheadings as Proper in Jihad
By SITE Institute
April 7, 2005



A message was recently posted on a jihadist forum discussing the acceptability of beheadings in jihad. Ultimately, the author sanctioned them as valid, in accordance with the beliefs of Muhammad.

After viewing a scene in which a mujahid decapitates a captive, the author questions, ?is this their jihad? It is a barbaric and terrorist job…? Yet despite how barbarous he initially finds the act, he refers to past precedents of executions in history, arguing that these examples in history ?prove that killing people and slaughtering them is a Sunnah.?

A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.


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