Video: Tunisian Man Beheaded For Converting to Christianity
A graphic video of a Christian man being beheaded by Muslim extremists for converting from Islam to Christianity was recently shown on talk shows in Canada and Egypt. Footage of the incident, which reportedly took place in Tunisia, shows a young man being held down like "an animal" with a knife to his throat.
"There is a video on the web right now showing a man having his head cut off slowly and agonizingly, essentially because he has converted to Christianity from Islam," said Michael Coren, host of Canadian program The Arena.
Video footage of the incident shows a young man being held down by masked men. His neck is pulled back, with a knife to his throat. One of the masked men, who was not in the camera's view, chants a number of Muslim prayers in Arabic, mostly condemning Christianity.
The man holding the knife begins to cut to the cries of "Allahu Akbar!" (or "God is great!"), as the victim appears to be mouthing a prayer. The slicing takes about two minutes before the beheading is complete--upon which they shouted more Islamic cries and slogans of victory.
Coren called the video "grotesque" but said it was not "unique," as more people are being killed for their religious faith in the Middle East.
"There are many, many videos like this," said Coren. "It's usually Christians, sometimes, others. It's always Muslims, generally Sunni mostly, but Shiite too, who are doing this. Cutting off the head is a form of punishment." (...)