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Division in ISIS as Baghdadi orders to ban execution video


London, July 21: If reports are to be believed, a division in Islamic State (ISIS) has emerged after its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly banned the execution videos by the group.

The ISIS militants consider execution videos as extension of their terrorism activities.

Baghdadi bans execution videos

According to reports, Baghdadi has taken this decision in view of feelings of Muslims who regarded the execution videos as "disgusting and scary to children.

Baghdadi's decision has been supported by some of the militants while others have raised their eyebrows over the decision saying that such scenes are meant to intimidate their enemies, represented by western powers, and not the common folk."

ISIS execution videos often show men in orange jumpsuits kneeling, heads bowed, with a black-clad masked gunman behind each one, with the ISIS flag in the background.

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Past videos of executions of hostages - which have included journalists and aid workers - had sparked anger not only in the US, but in other parts of the Middle East.

A Jordanian pilot was shown burnt alive in an ISIS video released in February. That video sparked Jordanians to call for acts of revenge against the group.

According to an analyst, the video ban will not eliminate ISIS horrors that have been witnessed by people around the world.

Instead of banning the execution videos, Baghdadi should have rather banned the crimes behind the scenes. The crimes committed by his followers has been justified by Baghdadi.

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