ISIS Organ Harvesting
by Stephen Lendman
Add another high crime to ISIS’ odious rap sheet – maybe taught them by their CIA handlers, operating from covert Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and Jordanian training bases, perhaps others in Israel, where they learn beheadings, human trafficking, chemical weapons use, sex slavery, and other atrocities.
A January 31, 2015 ISIL (ISIS, IS) Committee of Research and Fatwas document asks: “Is it permissible to take the captured apostate’s body organs and give them to Muslims who are in need of them?”
It claims “Islamic principles and laws” permit transplanting apostate (sic) organs to save Muslim lives even if “donors” die.
ISIS calls it a charitable deed. “The apostate’s life and organs don’t have to be respected and may be taken with impunity,” ISIS declared.
Reuters reported the document was found with other ISIS materials in a US special forces raid last May in eastern Syria – adding its authenticity can’t be confirmed.
Last February, Iraq accused ISIS of harvesting human organs, trafficking them for profit. No practice is too odious for these extremists.
Iraq’s UN envoy Mohamed Alhakim asked Security Council members to investigate accusations of ISIS organ harvesting – at the time, accusing the group of “crimes of genocide…desecrat(ing) all human values…committ(ing) heinous criminal terrorist acts against Iraqi Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, Turkmen, Shabak or Yazidis.”
UN envoy to Iraq Nikolay Mladenov briefed SC members, calling it “very clear that the (terrorist) tactics ISIS is using expand by the day.”
Bodies were discovered with missing kidneys in shallow graves on Iraqi territory. “We have bodies,” said Alhakin. “Come examine them. It is clear they are missing certain parts.”
Iraqi Mosul area doctors were executed for refusing to harvest organs for ISIS recipients. In December 2014, Al-Monitor accused ISIS of organ harvesting as a revenue source. “(O)rgan sales yield large profits,” it said.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said ISIS sells bodies and organs of injured people they arrest.
Iraqi physician Siruwan al-Mosuli noted “unusual movement” in certain Mosul clinics. Arab and foreign surgeons were “prohibited from mixing with local doctors,” he said.
Surgeries performed on captured victims or wounded fighters too far gone to save “take place within a hospital, and organs are quickly transported through networks specialized in trafficking human organs.”
Al-Mosuli accused a “specialized mafia” of involvement internationally. Organ trafficking is big business – another ISIS revenue source along with giving their wounded fighters able to survive another chance for life and more combat.
Separately, earlier and more recent reports reveal ISIS training camps for young children, aged five to 12, including in Istanbul’s Pendik district – teaching radical Islam, rules for living in ISIS-controlled areas and various terrorist tactics.
A so-called Farouk Institute for Cubs is located in Syria’s Raqqa province. Indoctrination includes “Sharia session in (jurisprudence), doctrine and rulings, with special sessions in Islamic society and manners, and training on bearing light arms and their principles of use.”
Young boys are taught the art of killing, including video recordings of Syrian soldier executions while chanting Islamist slogans.
Teenagers over age 16 participate in military operations or suicide attacks. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child accuses ISIS of using mentally unstable children.
It’s unclear how many training centers operate. ISIS claims hundreds, indoctrinating the next generation of Islamic fundamentalist killers.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.