‘Stop slaughter!’ Syrian granny rants at ISIS fighters, calls them ‘devils’ (VIDEO)
A video featuring an elderly Syrian woman confronting ISIS militants has become a hit on social media, subtitled into English. The gutsy granny slams the fighters as ‘devils’ accusing them of ‘slaughter’ and ‘killing each other like donkeys.’
The two ISIS fighters appear to be sitting in a car when the
unidentified woman, dressed in traditional Arab clothing,
approaches them to deliver what happens to be a curse on the
"Oh you devils, turn back to God," she says, asking the fighters about the "slaughter" of a local Kurd and "all those" they had previously killed. "It's all forbidden. I swear nothing what you have done was in the way of God."
"Turn back to God," she repeats, like mantra. "This slaughter is forbidden."
The men in the car first seem to be taken aback by the elderly woman's audacity.
“Granny, what do you mean? Surely, it is right between
us,” they ask laughing off of her remarks.
The granny then quotes several passages from the Koran, accusing them of violating the teachings of Syrian Sunni Muslim imams.
"Grandmother we don't have any free time, go away," one of the jihadists tells her.
@sherif_elko Granny telling ISIS made my day ! The more they laughed she got mad ! Told them good!
— Nancy Onyett, FNP-C (@pyramidmedicine) February 14, 2015
But the granny has not finished yet: "Neither of you will win,
nor will anybody, you only will keep killing each other like
"Oh, granny is a poet," the militants joke in response.
"Your state [ISIS] is cursed," she states quoting Koran again. “If two parties of the believers quarrel, make peace between them. But if one of them acts wrongfully towards the other, fight that which acts wrongfully. You don’t want this slaughtering, nor do you want this murder.”
#pt despite being against ISIS I give them credit for letting that old woman say her piece
— Malcolmite (@Malcolmite) February 13, 2015
The men make fun of the elderly woman, as one of them replies
with an ISIS slogan, “We have come to you with
"Now when you got money from America and weapons of America you want to kill each other," granny continues her verbal attack.
"What you said was correct," one of the fighters replies.
"Turn back to God," she urges.
"We are now going," they reply.
"God is watching what you are doing," she wraps up in the last moments of the video.
The Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) is a jihadist rebel group that controls territory in Iraq and Syria and operates in eastern Libya, the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, and other areas of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. The United Nations has held the group responsible for war and human rights crimes, while Amnesty International has reported ethnic cleansing by the group on a "historic scale". Amnesty International has found that the IS has systematically targeted non-Arab and non-Sunni Muslim communities, killing or abducting hundreds, possibly thousands, and forcing more than 830,000 others to flee the areas it has captured since 10 June 2014.
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in mid-September after capturing more than 300 towns and villages
in the area. More than 200,000 Kurdish residents have been forced
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