Oct 18, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- Members of Islamic radicals, who identify themselves with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) section of Libya, were shown on a video released today, Sunday, beheading a man who identified himself as a South Sudan citizen.
In the short video clip, the captive who was forced on his knees identified himself as Kuol Deng from South Sudan.
The victim was not allowed to plea for help as the armed ISIS fighter demand to execute the man in revenge of displaced “Muslims” who are suffering injustice in South Sudan.
“this is a message to our Muslim brothers in South Sudan who are suffering injustice, uprooting and slaughter at the hands of the Christian aggressors; we are conveying good news to you that Allah has deployed the soldiers of the caliphate to avenge for you and defend you”. Said the ISIS soldier.
“We will cut every hand that hurt you. O’ Christians in South Sudan know that as you kill you will be killed and as you displace our brothers we will do the same …No safety or shelter for you except that of the Islamic state.. We will fight all of you as you fight us”. The ISIS fighter continued briefly before the execution.
With more information trimming in from friends of the victim, Kuol Deng is identified as South Sudanese from Warrap state. He is believed to have married with a wife and a daughter who goes to school and lived in Benghazi.
“I met and known Mr. Kuol in Benghazi, Libya with his wife and the daughter, a very charitable gentleman with humanity and humor. Kuol told me that he originated from Warrap state, Gokrial. I can’t believe that you have just gone in the hands of gangsters like that.” said his friend Gatdiet Peter, who received the shocking news on Sunday evening.
Despite the deadly warfare in the world’s Newest Nation, Muslims who constitute minority in the country are not displaced or targeted.
With exception of Sudanese Muslims who fight as mercenaries on the government side, South Sudanese Muslims constitute a significance presence on both sides of the war.
In April 2014 more than 200 Sudanese rebel fighters were reportedly killed in Unity State on the government side after losing control to South Sudan rebels, SPLM/SPLA; however, Salva Kiir government commits to work with South Sudanese Muslims, majorly former members of Sudan’s ruling party, NCP.
The government of Salva Kiir has also signed military corporations with a few Islamic countries such as Arab Republic of Egypt as the regime leans towards Arab League for plan B as bilateral relations with the Western world continues to fall apart.
Members of Salva Kiir’s regime, including the Chief of General staff of SPLA, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, have pledged to work with Al-Qaeda and other radical groups should West continue to mount pressure on Salva Kiir government.