In the New York Times podcast, Caliphate, a man under the pseudonym Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi admitted to killing people for the terrorist group when he was in Syria.
VIDEO: [New York Times] Podcast interview with Abu Huzaifa, where he admits to shooting many passive prisoners in the head but defends his actions by claiming he was just ‘following orders.’
“One shot. Clean to the head. Just finish them off,” Abu Huzaifa said on the podcast of executions. “They brought in these men wearing blue jumpsuits…they were blindfolded, handcuffed, came in as a line and sat in front of us.”
Abu Huzaifa casually described how an ISIS execution took place. He said the Sunni Muslim men were non-emotional as they prepared to meet their demise.
“To me, they looked like animals (when they were facing me),” Abu Huzaifa told interviewer Rukmini Callimachi. “The guy (in front of us) would give us a cue and then say, ‘Fire!’”
At first, Abu Huzaifa said he couldn’t do it because the men looked like “regular guys,” but he said he kept telling himself that he was “doing it for a reason” and he “wouldn’t be held accountable.”
“They put themselves in that situation. They (the prisoners) killed themselves,” he said. “Then you just have to close your eyes and do it…and just shoot.”
The man said executions were part of steps to become a front-line fighter, which was one of his goals.
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