Date: February 2, 2015
Crimes of this nature, when carried out by the Islamic State Group, are commonly reported about in the media. Yet when crimes of an identical nature are carried out by sectarian Shi'i militias, they rarely receive equal attention. Local media agencies wrongly portray militia squads as angels of mercy and agents of peace. The below evidence places these such interpretations and claims into serious question. Contrary to the widely held belief that militias provide stability to Iraq, below images of brutally severed heads exposing the crimes enacted by Imam Ali Brigade may suggest otherwise. In the video below a militia openly admits to his crime in front of large crowds.
The faces of the perpetrators faces are unmasked and could be easily identified with the help of an effective and transparent system of justice in Iraq.
Many of these crimes are dressed up in religious claims and in the name of one, or another, form of Islam. These groups use Islam to barter and terrorize others. On that basis, these terrorist do not share any relation to Ali bin Abi-Talal. His name and the name of other revered Islamic figures should in no way be soaked in the blood spilled at the hands of these criminal gangs.