It’s oft heard from any given individual exclaiming they’d be happy to give an arm and a leg for any given desired object. Just don’t say that out loud if you’re a member of ISIS and also unfortunate enough to be wounded.
While you may not get the object of your desire, you’re sure to lose an arm, or a leg, or a spleen, or a liver. As reported by Harish Revanna of the India edition of the International Business Times (IBT) on Apr. 20, 2016, and also by the staff of the Moscow-based RT.com news portal on Apr. 21, 2016, with the main source of revenue not exactly making the big dinars they use to, the Islamic terrorists are resorting to barkering what Scotsmen and lovers of Jewish delicatessens can’t get enough of.
Namely, internal organs. Not to be mistaken for the Caledonian confused concoction called haggis, or the ever popular Jewish mixture of spleen and tomato juice better known as miltz, ISIS is now in the human organ transplant business.
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Now that ISIS is slowly losing territory, their also losing a sizable chunk of their population they can shake down for cash. Or as ISIS calls it, collecting taxes. And while the jihadists also pull in roughly half of their revenues from selling oil on the black market, the world oil glut was put their finances further feeling the pinch.
So now reports are slowly filtering out of ISIS-controlled territory that their own wounded comrades are finding themselves as dead comrades. Of course, minus a heart or a liver. Or both.
Not the first time ISIS has been known to harvest organs. Last month is was reported by RT.com that the Islamists in the occupied Syrian town of Shaddadi were given the religious thumb’s up in the form of a fatwa to confiscate the organs of “apostates,” AKA: Shia Muslims, Yazidis, Alawite Muslims, Druze, etc. According to the same fatwa, the non-life saving surgery was authorized under the auspices of “training purposes.”
Yet what may be even more chilling was noted by the IBT’s Revanna, “ISIS targeted inmates of both jails and hospitals in Mosul for the continued supply of blood and organs for its injured soldiers and finances. While hospitals witnessed 183 corpses whose organs had been taken out, jails saw death sentences of its prisoners being postponed to use their blood as much as possible.”