Photo: ISIS member eating the heart of a Syrian soldier in 2013. At the time he committed this inhuman act of cannibalism he was falsely and outrageously called a "Free Syrian Army" rebel by the Western and global mainstream press.
If you think the Jihadist terrorist in the picture above is just a fringe extremist acting on his own volition and that cannibalism is a rare occurrence among ISIS members, think again. The highest Sunni authorities in Islam have defended cannibalism with religious edicts and teach it in their schools. Read the article below for more information on the subject.
Also, keep in mind that the failed states attacking Yemen right now, from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Pakistan and Egypt, have not acted against ISIS in the region in any forceful way. They openly support them. Pakistan has armed the Taliban and similar terrorist groups for decades, falsely believing it can manage the blowback. Its military leadership continues to act deaf, dumb, and blind when pressed to defend their support for these barbaric groups. And Saudi Arabia has supported ISIS in Syria despite the latter's intention to eventually swallow them up.
It is only fitting that regimes that support cannibalistic Jihadi groups end up getting eaten by them from the inside. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia think they're big powers by crushing a Shiite rebellion in Yemen, but it's not the Shiites they should be afraid of. They will be done in by the radical and cannibalistic Sunni groups that they have nurtured within their societies.
An excerpt from, "ISIS Captures Lebanese Soldier And “Sacrifice” Him To Allah" by Theodore Shoebat, Shoebat.com, September 6, 2014:
The promotion of ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism has been a topic of discussion on two Egyptian TV programs recently.
On Al-Tahrir Egyptian TV advisor Ahmad Abdo Maher, discuses the high-school curriculum issued by the highest religious authority in Egypt, Al-Azhar University, which encouraged students to cannibalize apostates and Muslims who abandon praying. The schoolbook stipulated that the act can be carried out so long the human flesh is eaten uncooked in respect to the dead body and that the act “does not necessitate a governor’s consent or is it punishable by law.”
The other popular television program, Al-Nas with Safwat Hegazy, a famous Egyptian cleric who launched Mohammed Mursi’s campaign in 2012, sanctioned Aztec-style, ritualistic human sacrifice of a Shia cleric named Yasar Habib. Hegazy justified his threat against Habib, who resides in Great Britain, by giving a case-in-point from Islamic history.
However, Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Rajihi, a respected scholar in Saudi Arabia, expressed support for human sacrifice in at least one speech. Al-Rajihi’s is not someone to be ignored; he is a scholar who educated the previous chief Mufti of Saudi Arabia, the renowned Muhammad Ibrahim Al Sheikh.
Today, Al-Azhar is a part of the Egyptian government and has the power to enact edicts as mandated by the new constitution.
While cannibalism is prohibited in Islam, exceptions do exist for apostates, adulterers and enemy combatants. The difficulty for some moderate scholars is that such an edict comes from the highest authority of Islamic jurisprudence.
Such edicts are even being disseminated by many Muslim clerics in Egypt. Prominent Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Yaqub recently made a speech encouraging the cannibalization of Jewish flesh.