A picture posted by Pegida on Twitter shows children gathered and locked into a cage, and a someone holding a lit torch.
The source of the picture is not known or verified but the children are wearing the same orange jump suits as previous victims of ISIS’ horrific execution methods. (see UPDATE below)
Not long ago a Jordanian pilot was burned alive in a cage by ISIS, which triggered the Jordanian king to react and issue the following statement before embarking on a series of bombing missions against the terrorist organization in Syria:
King of Jordan: “Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.”
Earlier this week, harrowing pictures emerged which appear to show captured Kurdish fighters paraded in cages by Islamic State militants through the streets of Kirkuk, Iraq.
The staging of Syrian children was made with the intention of recreating the macabre video released by the Islamic State (ISIS) that shows how the jihadist organization burning alive a Jordanian pilot whom they had captured.
Around the children, a man holding a lit torch like that used to ignite Moaz al-Kasasbeh, images that shocked the world. Inside the cage children, some of whom appear to be as young as three years, carrying signs that read: “Stop the killing of children”.
Fortunately, this was only a stunt by activists protesting against the atrocities committed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, which it compares with ISIS.
The protest, which was held in the city of Duma, near Damascus, was to draw attention to the Syrians living under siege and killed in air strikes by forces loyal to Assad. And also condemned the lack of international action to combating the Islamic State.
This initiative came after more than 180 people -55 of them women and children were killed in Duma in the first 10 days of February by airstrikes which have been denounced the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR for short in English), the opposition monitoring group based in Britain.
Syrian rebel groups pledged last weekend to retaliate to intensified rocket attacks committed against them by the troops of Al Assad.
Speaking in a rare interview last week, Al Assad denied the use of so-called “barrel bombs” against its own people. Something of which he has been accused by human rights groups, who say the Syrian dictator has made this practice throughout the civil war in Iraq which has lasted almost four years.
The challenging tyrant always denied having committed such atrocities, including accusations that he used chemical weapons during an attack on the outskirts of Damascus in 2013 and in which 1,400 people died. The Observatory said the heavy fighting in southern Syria caused dozens of casualties on both sides last week.
The Syrian army and its Lebanese allies of Hezbollah launched a major offensive in the region last week against insurgent groups, including Al Nusra Front (Syrian branch of Al Qaeda ) and the rebels jihadists, as published by the newspaper Daily Mail .
Southern Syria is one of the last areas where the main opposition to President Al Assad rebels have a foothold. Although they have lost ground against Islamic extremists in the conflict that began in March 2011.
Thankfully it would appear that the supposition that ISIS was contemplating burning children alive was not founded in fact.
Unfortunately this does not entirely preclude the possibility of such an atrocity by ISIS as we have seen ample evidence of their brutality and total disregard for human life.