Islamic 'Militants' Heading to Baghdad
Terror is being spread across Iraq by soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Helpless victims are being slaughtered.
Trumpeting their victory, Islamic militants have decreed to residents of the Iraqi cities where they have seized control that their brutal Sharia law now applies.Not good.
The militants have vowed to continue their march towards Baghdad, and they are being joined by Saddam Hussein loyalists determined to settle old scores.
The Islamic State issued a statement in which it declared it would start implementing its strict version of Sharia law in Mosul and other regions it had overrun. It said women should stay in their homes for modesty reasons, warned it would cut off the hands of thieves, and told residents to attend daily prayers. It said Sunnis in the military and police should abandon their posts and “repent’’ or else “face only death.’’
Iraq’s government appears paralysed with inaction as its US-trained and equipped forces simply melt away head of the advancing militants.