Saturday, December 26, 2015

ISIS IN Human body parts Trafficking??

Dec 26 2015 : The Times of India (Chennai)
IS may be trafficking in body parts: Report

Seized Docu Shows Outfit Allows Organ Harvesting
Islamic State has sanctioned the harvesting of human organs in a previously undisclosed ruling by the group's Islamic scholars, raising concerns that the extremist group may be trafficking in body parts.The ruling, contained in a January 31, 2015 document, says taking organs from a living captive to save a Muslim's life, even if it is fatal for the captive, is permissible.
The authenticity of the document, which the US officials say was among a trove of data and other information obtained by their special forces in a raid in eastern Syria in May , couldn't be confirmed independently .
“The apostate's life and organs don't have to be respected and may be taken with impunity ,“ says the document, which is in the form of a fatwa, or religious ruling, from the IS's Research and Fatwa Committee. “Organs that end the captive's life if removed: The removal of that type is also not prohibited,“ Fatwa Number 68 says, according to a US government translation.
The document does not offer any proof that IS actually engages in organ harvesting or organ trafficking. But it does provide religious sanction for doing so under the group's harsh interpretation of Islam. Previously , Iraq has accused the terror outfit of harvesting human organs and trafficking them for profit.
US officials say the records that were seized have given the US government a deep look into how IS organi zes, raises funds and codifies laws for its followers.
Iraq's ambassador to the UN, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, said the documents should be examined by the UN Security Council as evidence that IS could be trafficking in organs to raise cash. The May raid in Syria, which resulted in the death of IS top financial official Abu Sayyaf and the capture of his wife, netted seven TB of data, said Brett McGurk, US President Barack Obama's special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter IS.
2,000 jihadis to be evacuated
Two thousand Syrian Islamist fighters are expected to be evacuated soon from besieged, rebel-held areas of southern Damascus in a deal brokered by the UN, a Hezbollah TV station said on Friday. The militants include fighters of IS and the Nusra Front, al Qaida' offshoot in Syria. Manar TV said 18 buses had arrived to start taking them and 1,500 family members to areas under the control of IS and other rebel groups.
Boxing Day alert for British cities
A counterterrorism expert has warned that British cities could be a target of an IS terror attack on Boxing Day, marked the day after Christmas. Will Geddes, head of global security firm International Corporate Protection, believes Boxing Day on Saturday would be an ideal moment for terrorists, the Daily Express reported on Friday. His comments come as UK's MI5 has put the terror threat at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.

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