Just when you thought you’d seen the bounds of the Islamic State’s barbarism, there’s this. Courtesy of judges administering sharia law — you know, the legal framework for the “Religion of Peace” — ISIS reportedly has just issued a new fatwa ordering the elimination of babies with Downs syndrome and other congenital disabilities. The new fatwa naturally conjures of images of Hitler’s infamous “Aktion T4” program, which administered forced “euthanasia” on an estimated 300,000 disabled persons. So far, more than 38 babies between the ages of one week and three months have been killed by either lethal injection or suffocation.
According to the Iraqi activist blog Mosul Eye, sharia judges have ruled that ISIS followers are authorized to kill infants with Down Syndrome or congenital deformities. Already since the religious decree (fatwa) was issued, militants have killed at least 38 children between one week and three months old by lethal injection or suffocation.
In a post on the Mosul Eye Facebook page, the group claims that any child with a disability is now at risk of being killed, and released a brief video showing disabled children. The killings reportedly took place in ISIS strongholds in Syria and Mosul, the northern Iraqi city seized by ISIS in June 2014.
Mosul Eye claims to report directly from Mosul, and has reliably reported on Islamic State incidents in the past. It has been called “one of most accurate chronicles of life under Islamic State rule.”
The group says it has monitored the deaths of several children with Down Syndrome and congenital deformities. They learned of an “Oral Fatwa” issued by the sharia board of the Islamic State authorizing its members to “kill newborn babies with Down’s [sic] Syndrome and congenital deformities and disabled children.”
“We recorded more than 38 confirmed cases of killing babies with congenital deformities and Down’s Syndrome, aged between one week to three months. They were killed by either lethel injection or suffocation,” they said.
“As if it is not enough for ISIL to kill men, women and the elderly, and now, they kill children,” they said.
As shocking and horrific as this murder of infants is, you quickly realize the 38 babies killed thus far pales in comparison to the nearly 60 million abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade in 1973. When you think of it that way, ISIS has nothing on Planned Parenthood. Not to mention it doesn’t appear that ISIS has figured out it can make a profit on the baby parts. Sick.
But maybe the left’s outrage will be inspired by the mechanisms of murder in this case. Perhaps they will focus on whether the formula of the lethal injection is “humane” — just as they’ve done here in the states surrounding death penalty cases of convicted murderers. Somehow, I doubt it. For all their bleeding heart rhetoric, it seems the left puts the rights of the most helpless — babies — below the rights of everyone else.
Meanwhile, to that point, our government is concerned about giving these barbarians ample notice before we hit them with our airstrikes. Pretty clear where the priorities lie, yes?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]