By Glynn Cosker
Managing Editor, In Homeland Security
If beheading hostages, publicly crucifying children and burning people alive wasn’t enough to disgust the rational world, ISIS may now be adding the harvesting of human organs to its ghastly repertoire.
Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohamed Alhakim, asked the U.N. Security Council Tuesday to investigate the possibility that ISIS is organ harvesting to finance the terrorist group’s operations.
“We have bodies. Come and examine them,” said Ambassador Alhakim. “It is clear they are missing certain parts.” He also mentioned that a dozen doctors were “executed” in Mosul for their reluctance to join the harvesting program.
Ambassador Alhakim elaborated that he’d heard of reports of ISIS victims with surgical scars and missing kidneys and other vital organs. He also accused ISIS of “crimes of genocide” by targeting ethnic groups.
Tuesday’s news came on the heels of various reports of ISIS burning numerous victims alive in al-Baghdadi where ISIS fighters reportedly took over most of the town.
ISIS has accelerated its terror campaign in recent weeks and recently released a video allegedly showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. That savagery was condemned by numerous world leaders and Pope Francis, who called the executions on the beach in Libya “barbaric.”
The outgoing U.N. envoy to Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, also told the U.N. Security Council that 790 people were killed in January by terrorism and armed conflict.
“Especially worrying is the increasing number of reports of revenge attacks committed particularly against members of the Sunni community in areas liberated from ISIL control,” Mladenov told the council.
On Friday, a four-minute video entitled “Peshmerga Captives in Kirkuk Province” emerged. The video allegedly showed Kurdish prisoners in metal cages on the backs of trucks while parading through Iraqi streets—that according to the Middle East Media Research Institute. Each of the prisoners was clad in a bright orange jumpsuit, which drew comparison to the abhorrent execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh who was shown burning to death in a cage.
If the organ harvesting is proven true, it will only add to the increasing worldwide condemnation of ISIS and should hasten more aggressive tactics to eradicate the terror group.