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December 26, 2015
ISIS fatwa will allow harvesting of organs from living 'apostates'
This sounds so incredible that if it was any other group, you might question whether it was created by the U.S. for propaganda purposes. But this fatwa, which allows the Islamic State to remove organs from living people who aren't Muslim, was discovered in a raid following the targeted assassination of ISIS financier Abu Sayyaf and has been shared with other governments. Reuters: Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the authenticity of the document. U.S. officials say it was among a trove of data and other information obtained by U.S. special forces in a raid in eastern Syria in May. "The apostate's life and organs don't have to be respected and may be taken with impunity," says the document, which is in the form of a fatwa, or religious ruling, from the Islamic State’s Research and Fatwa Committee. "Organs that end the captive's life if removed: The removal of that type is also not prohibited,"...(Read Full Post)