Syrian Rebels As Bad As Isis

The comparison to ISIS is one with heinous overtones, given that the Islamic State has become infamous for its vicious attacks and executions, including many mass killings of religious minorities, people they suspect as being spies or collaborators with their enemies, or for crimes committed in their so-called caliphate (territory controlled by ISIS). As the Inquisitr has reported, they’ve burned alive young women for refusing to become sex slaves for their jihadists and buried alive their own ISIS colleagues for refusing to stand and do battle against their enemies.

Although atrocities committed by Syrian rebels have been alleged, only a few stories have reached outside the region where a civil war has been raging for years, even before Syria and, later, Russia began targeting ISIS. One incident made international headlines, however, when a small group of Syrian rebels captured a young Palestinian boy, accused him of spying for an enemy pro-Syrian government faction, and beheaded him in the back of a pick-up truck. The act, which was also reported by the Inquisitr, was videotaped and posted on the internet, sparked international outrage and denunciation.

The Syrian rebels were also ostracized by their own group, Nour al-Din al-Zenki, which claimed that the rebels had acted independently, without authorization from their leaders. They also claimed they would administer justice. It was later reported that the rebel who actually performed the decapitation was summarily executed for his act.

With such atrocious incidents, actions tantamount to war criminal behavior, being reported, comparisons between the Syrian rebels, at least some factions, and ISIS extremists can and will be seen as valid.