ISIS Leader Reportedly Bans Use of Beheading Videos Because They Might Scare Children

Islamic State militants lead a group of captives to their execution
Islamic State militants lead a group of captives to their execution

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly issued a directive to his followers banning the use of beheading videos.

According to Syrian sources quoted by the British Daily Mail newspaper, Baghdadi allegedly sent a letter to the group’s media units, forbidding them from showing the gruesome executions for which IS has become notorious, “due to the negative affects on the viewers.”

Baghdadi reportedly based the decision on not offending other Muslims, who might think the videos are scary for children.

It was unclear, however, whether the self-appointed caliph’s order was being implemented, as another horrific video surfaced at the same time of a young child savagely beheading a captured Syrian army officer.

It appears, however, that Baghdadi’s newest directive is not the barbaric group’s only recent “innovation.” Islamic State reportedly used poison gas in attacks against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria in late June, a Syrian Kurdish militia and a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday.

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SOURCE: Daniel Siryoti, Erez Linn, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

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