Medical recycling and cutting down on crime the ISIS way
Prison officials and social workers, concerned about the failure of rehabilitation in prison and the high rate of recidivism, the return to crime and consequently prison for former inmates, might want to take some lessons from ISIS and Saudi Arabia.
Imitating the success of Muslim Saudi Arabia, ISIS in northern Syria publicly chops off the hands of (alleged) thieves.
Islamic State henchmen recently chopped off the right hand of two men who were said to have committed theft in the Aleppo province, the Middle East Media Research Institute reported.
In pictures that were disseminated through social media, photographs show a crowd of people standing and watching as two blindfolded men are hauled into a gated area in the town of Dar al-Fath.
The photos then show what appear to be meat cleavers. Subsequent pictures show the amputated hands of the convicted men.
And just what happens to the amputated hands after their public display? They might be tossed. Or not. A disturbing accusation from Iraq's ambassador to the UN, asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday "to look at allegations that the Islamic State group is using organ harvesting as a way to finance its operations."
Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim told reporters that in the past few weeks, bodies with surgical incisions and missing kidneys or other body parts have been found in shallow mass graves.
"We have bodies. Come and examine them," he said. "It is clear they are missing certain parts."
He also said a dozen doctors have been "executed" in Mosul for refusing to participate in organ harvesting.
Alhakim briefed the council on the overall situation in Iraq and accused the Islamic State group of "crimes of genocide" in targeting certain ethnic groups. (snip)
Mladenov noted the increasing number of reports and allegations that the Islamic State group is using organ harvesting as a financing method, but he said only that "it's very clear that the tactics ISIL is using expand by the day." He used an acronym for the group.
Busy condemning Israel for defending itself and unable to blame Israel for these atrocities, the UN's Security Council ignored the latest ISIS horror report.