A beheading video is a form of propaganda or snuff video in which hostages are graphically decapitated.- Beheading video
He was the fourth Western hostage killed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) whose killing was publicised in a beheading video.- Alan Henning
He was abducted and beheaded according to a video released in May 2004 by Islamist militants in response to the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse involving the United States Army and Iraqi prisoners.- Nick Berg
They are accused of being responsible for beheadings in Iraq and Syria, as shown in the beheading videos of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, in 2014.- The Beatles (terrorist cell)
Henning was shown at the end of David Cawthorne Haines's execution video, released on 13 September 2014, and was referred to as being the next victim by Mohammed Emwazi, the media described as "Jihadi John" of the ISIL cell described as The Beatles.- Alan Henning
They are accused of having; taken hostages, guarded more than 20 Western hostages of ISIL in cramped cells in Western Raqqa, Syria; beheaded hostages; and memorialized their acts in beheading videos that they made public.- The Beatles (terrorist cell)
Nick Berg, U.S. citizen, beheaded May 7, 2004, in Iraq by Muntada al-Ansar jihadists- Beheading video
Alan Henning, U.K. citizen, beheaded in October 2014, in Syria by ISIL jihadists- Beheading video
On May 11, 2004, the website of the militant jihadist group Muntada al-Ansar posted a video with the opening title of "Abu Musab al-Zarqawi slaughters an American", which shows Berg being decapitated.- Nick Berg
Sometimes, the beheadings are videotaped and made available on the Internet.- Decapitation
One of the most publicized of such executions was that of Nick Berg.- Decapitation
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British convert to Islam, who was convicted, in a Turkish court, of being a member of a terrorist group, while serving as a fighter for the ISIL.
ISIL held some European and North American captives, and it was widely reported that they were tortured, subjected to mock executions, and some of them were ultimately beheaded.
Four United Kingdom guards, dubbed The Beatles, were alleged to have played a central role in their abuse.
British former rapper and Islamist militant from Maida Vale, West London.
After circulation of video footage related to the decapitation of the American journalist James Foley, British intelligence reportedly centred on three suspects who might be the militant in the footage dubbed "Jihadi John", putting a knife to Foley's throat and later on boasting of having undertaken his beheading.
The Sunday Times and Sunday People listed Bary as a member of a group of four British-born ISIL members that have guarded, tortured, and beheaded foreign hostages in Syria, a group they called "The Beatles" ("John", "George", "Paul", and "Ringo") because of their British accents.
State-sanctioned practice of killing a person as a punishment for a crime.
"of the head", derived via the Latin capitalis from caput, "head") refers to execution by beheading, but executions are carried out by many methods, including hanging, shooting, lethal injection, stoning, electrocution, and gassing.
Kuwaiti–born British militant believed to be the person seen in several videos produced by the Islamist extremist group ISIL showing the beheadings of a number of captives in 2014 and 2015.
A group of his hostages nicknamed him "John" since he was part of a four-person terrorist cell with English accents whom they called "The Beatles"; the press later began calling him "Jihadi John".
On September 2, 2014, ISIS released a beheading video, showing one of its members beheading Sotloff.
Beginning in 2014, a number of people from various countries were beheaded by the Islamic State; a radical Sunni Islamist group operating in Iraq and parts of Syria.
Beheading videos have been frequently posted by ISIS members to social media.
Japanese freelance video journalist covering wars and conflicts, refugees, poverty, AIDS, and child education around the world.
On 30 January 2015, he was beheaded by his captors led by Jihadi John following the breakdown of negotiations for his release.
Jordanian jihadist who ran a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.
In May 2004, a video appeared on an alleged al-Qaeda website showing a group of five men, their faces covered with keffiyeh or balaclavas, beheading American civilian Nicholas Berg, who had been abducted and taken hostage in Iraq weeks earlier.
South Korean interpreter and Christian missionary who was kidnapped and murdered in Iraq.
However, on 22 June, after initial reports that the militants had given their hostage more time, Al Jazeera television reported that they had received a videotape footage of Kim being decapitated by five men, like hostages Nick Berg and Eugene Armstrong in Iraq, Paul Johnson in Saudi Arabia, and Daniel Pearl in Pakistan.
Country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.
Saudi Arabian law does not recognize sexual orientations, religious freedom, with the public practice of non-Muslim religions is actively prohibited, and regularly engages in capital punishment, including public executions by beheading.