From The Christian Post:
ISIS Covers 3 Families in Tar, Burns Them Alive for Fleeing ‘Caliphate’
As IS continues to lose ground and suffer huge losses in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul at the hands of Iraqi-led coalition liberation troops, the militants have been cracking down forcefully on residents fleeing from its various territories.
About two hours southeast of Mosul is the IS stronghold of Kirkuk, a town that members of three Iraqi families were recently caught fleeing from.
According to Iraqi News, an unnamed security source told the Iraqi satellite media outlet Alsumaria that the civilians were discovered on the roadside by IS and taken to the town of Hawija, about an hour west of Kirkuk, to be publicly executed.
“Daesh militants have burned to death 15 civilians belonging to three families from al-Shajarah village in Hawija,” the source said.
The source explained that the victims were covered in tar and then lit on fire. The militants warned onlookers that they would face a similar fate if they tried to escape from the IS stronghold.
Iraqi News reports that IS barred the victims from leaving central Kirkuk and the surrounding areas of the Saladin province.
The execution of the three families comes after it was reported last month that the terrorist group executed another family who tried to flee from Kirkuk. That family, which consisted of four children and a mother, was also burned to death in Hawija.
The militants allegedly tied up the mother and her children and then covered their bodies with oil before lighting them on fire.
The Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq burned 15 civilians to death, including children, after they were caught trying to escape from the so-called “land of the caliphate,” a security source has told an Iraqi media outlet.
There is more.
This is a religious war. It is a constantly morphing war. It is asymetrical and spreading.
I recommend that you read Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War bySebastian Gorka. (UK HERE) Mr. Gorka is now one of Pres. Trump’s advisors, which is a good thing. It is good to have sober realists in the administration.
In his book, Gorka describes one of the reasons why these barbarians inflict terror.
According to the Pakistani general, there is only one target of importance in war: the soul of the enemy. The infidel foe must be converted to Islam or crushed. Lastly, since the only target that matters in war is the soul of the infidel, Malik concludes that the most effective weapon in war is terror. Here we see the relevance of his book to groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS. The enemy’s belief system must be utterly destroyed, and terror is the most effective way to do that. That is why 9/ 11 was so important. It is the highly symbolic suicide attacks, the crucifixions, the beheadings, the bombings of civilian crowds, and the videos of immolations that will destroy the will of the infidel to go on.
According to the Quranic concept of war, and because these terrorists are inspired to bring about the eschatological fulfillment of their religion, they wage war on the souls of the non-Muslim and, in their view, the insufficiently-Muslim. Their war has an eschatological view. They must destroy the spirit of their enemy. This is why they use terror and why they commit atrocities which they record and broadcast.
Pray the Most Holy Rosary, which Our Lady heard with favor at the Battle of Lepanto. Ask Our Lady of Victory to throw her protective mantle over all potential victims of the barbarians of terrorist jihad.
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.
St. Pius V, pray for us.
Martyrs of Otranto, pray for us.
Our Lady of Victor, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.