Introduction — March 12, 2015
Like its earlier depictions of beheadings, the latest Islamic State video seems designed to provoke maximum shock. It shows a boy of little more than twelve-years old shooting an alleged “Israeli spy” in the head.
However, given claims that Israel has supported and supplied Islamic State, and that the terror group is led by an undercover Mossad agent, it’s worth asking what this latest video horror is intended to achieve? Is it meant to strike terror in those spying for Western intelligence?
Or is it meant to counter claims that Islamic State is being led by an undercover Mossad agent?
According to Yasmini Haifi, a project management official working for Dutch National Cyber Security Center, al-Baghdadi is in fact a Mossad trained agent. Nor is she the only one making these claims. Similar allegations have proliferated on the internet in recent months:
We know that Islamic State was originally set up by the West and its allies to sow conflict between Sunni and Shia. Is the shocking nature of Islamic State videos intended to prevent critical analysis exposing this fact through their sheer brutality?
Islamic State horror as new film shows boy aged 12 shooting teenage ‘Israeli spy’ in head at point blank range
Sam Webb — Daily Record March 11, 2015
THE horrific footage shows the child putting a pistol to the kneeling man’s head and pulling the trigger before saying: “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Greatest).
HORRIFYING images have emerged which appear to show a young boy killing a teenage “Israeli spy” who was captured by Islamic State.
It’s the latest barbaric piece of footage released by the terror group and shows the young boy putting a pistol to the kneeling man’s head and pulling the trigger.
It’s thought the boy is no older than 12 and his victim is 19.
When the victim slumps to the ground, the child shoots him three more times, before saying: “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Greatest).
The film identifies the victim as Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam. In it he describes how he was sent by Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to infiltrate ISIS in Syria.
Islamic State claimed Mr Musallam had posed as a foreign fighter when he joined their ranks last year but later confessed to being an agent for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency.
But the terror group’s version of events has been denied by an Israeli security official and the man’s parents, who say he went to the war-torn region to fight for ISIS.
Speaking Arabic, Mr Musallam says: “I tell my father and my son: Repent to God. I say to the spies who spy on Islamic State: You will not be successful, they will expose you.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry declined to comment. Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency said that it announced earlier this year that Musalam had left for Turkey to fight with IS.
The Islamic State group last month published a purported interview with Musalam in the militants’ online magazine. The man in the magazine’s photos looks like the man killed in the video.
Musalam’s father, Said, said shortly after the video’s release that he had not seen it yet. But he said his 19-year-old son left for Syria four months ago without telling his family.
Musalam later told his brother that he was going to fight with ISIS. He eventually contacted the family online from the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria and said he wanted to return home, his father said.
“I saw him with a long beard and long hair and a Kalashnikov,” his father said. “He told me, ‘Look dad, I am fed up here, it is a country of war, and I want to come back.”‘
More than a month ago, the family received a call from an unidentified person who said Musalam had fled IS, was caught at a Turkish checkpoint, and was put in IS jail.
“They did not want to let him leave because if he comes back, he might be caught by the Israelis and tell them what he had seen. So they wanted to get rid of him,” the father said. “I know my son. I raised him well. I am sure he’s not working for the Mossad.”
A previous video released by ISIS’ media operation shows a boy of a similar age gun down two men alleged to be Russian spies.
However, a military expert cast doubt on the authenticity of the heavily-edited footage.
Yesterday new anti-terror laws aimed at stopping suspects boarding flights to Syria, Iraq and beyond were agreed by the Commons.
One of the new measures will stop Britons and foreigners who have had their passports seized or are subject to a Terror Prevention and Investigation Measure (Tpim) travelling in and out of the UK.
Airlines will also face civil sanctions if they fail to provide passenger, crew and service information and will also be stopped from flying into the UK if they fail to comply with security directions legislated for this year.
The legislation is an attempt to stem the flow of hundreds of Britons into Syria and Iraq.