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#NotAllMuslims apologize for cutting off the wrong guy’s head

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Hey, these things happen.

Richard Spencer, the Telegraph:

Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head.

In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad.

But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often fights alongside ISIS though it does not share its al-Qaeda ideology.

Ain’t that always the way?

I forget… Are these the guys Obama wanted us to help? Does he even know? At least his destructively inept domestic policy is distracting everybody from his oafish foreign policy.

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Jim Treacher