Leah Barkoukis

The World Cup kicked off this week and to show their “support,” ISIS savagely tweeted a photo of a Sunni police chief’s severed head and joked about it being a soccer ball.

“This is our ball,” the Iraqi jihadists said in the tweet showing the picture. “It is made of skin #WorldCup #WorldCup2014.”

Via the New York Post (click if you want to see the blurred-out image):

Increasingly violent rebel forces have been documenting their savagery with a steady stream of graphic photographs and videos as they rampage toward Baghdad.

One clip shows them barging into the police chief’s home in the dead of night and blindfolding him before cutting off his head with a large knife.

The rebels claim to have slain more than 1,700 Iraqi soldiers and cops as they push toward the capital in an attempt to topple the increasingly fragile Iraqi government.

The graphic murders are intended to shatter morale among Iraqi officials, officials said.

Other videos show the rebels carrying out drive-by shootings of random pedestrians and uniformed personnel along bloodstained streets.

Leaning out of cars, the rebels are shown running other cars off the road and riddling drivers with bullets.

It’s no wonder ISIS has been described as a “group so extreme it got booted from al Qaeda.”


Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Managing Editor at Townhall Magazine.

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