ON THEIR WAY TO BE EXECUTEDTODAY IN CLASS BOYS AND GIRLS WE ARE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT A SUBJECT CALLED “GUN CONTROL”. WHAT IS GUN CONTROL? WELL, LETS LOOK AT THE TERM: IT IS MADE UP OF THE WORDS GUN AND CONTROL. TO HELP US LEARN TODAY’S LESSON BOYS AND GIRLS, WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS. NOTICE THE ONE RECURRENT THEME ABOUT THESE PHOTOGRAPHS – WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN CONTROL? THE PEOPLE HOLDING THE GUNS ARE THE ONES IN CONTROL. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? WHAT DOES IT MAKE YOU ASK YOURSELF? WHAT QUESTIONS DO THESE PHOTOS ANSWER? THE QUESTION IT SHOULD MAKE YOU ASK YOURSELF IS; WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY FROM YOU? THIS IS WHY.
PHILLYCRIMENEWS — IMAGES HAVE APPEARED OF THE MASS EXECUTION OF IRAQI SOLDIERS detained by militants from the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.The photographs, released on one of ISIL’s own Twitter feeds, show dozens
of Shiite soldiers being driven in trucks to a rural area where they are forced to lie face down in the dirt with their hands tied behind their back. ISIL prisoners are packed into a truck and driven away. In the next frame, a Sunni militiaman appears to execute them in a hail of automatic gunfire that kicks up the dirt near their heads. The next frame shows a pile of lifeless bodies.Earlier on Saturday ISIL announced on Twitter it had executed 1700 Shiite soldiers, but human rights groups have not yet been able to confirm their claim. The release of these images indicates the Sunni militants have killed many soldiers, possibly near the town of Tikrit, 150 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad. Militants seized Tikrit last week after first taking control of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, in a lightening-fast offensive that prompted Iraqi soldiers to lay down their weapons and immediately cede control of the city. Human rights groups say up to 500,000 people have fled Mosul since ISIL took control, fearing both the strict Islamic state ISIL is attempting to establish as well as the retaliatory air strikes they believe the government of Nouri al-Maliki is preparing to launch.The International Organization for Migration estimated another 40,000 people had fled Tikrit and Samarra following militant attacks. The offensive is part of ISIL’s plan to establish a Sunni Islamist state that runs from Iraq across the border into Syria and beyond.On Thursday, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed alarm at reports of summary executions and extrajudicial killings, calling for an immediate cessation of violence.
“There will be particular scrutiny of the conduct of ISIL, given their well-documented record of committing grave international crimes in Syria,” she added, noting that the Commission of Inquiry on Syria has accused ISIL of committing crimes against humanity in Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo.