Islamic State Contravenes Islamic Law: Confirmed
Two days ago, I posted my opinion that in burning the Jordanian pilot alive, the Islamic State had contravened Islamic law, and I asked for confirmation, which came by way of the Muslim pictured above, who kindly explained:
Yes, without any doubt, you are correct, and it is well known to all Muslims, which is why they [i.e., the Islamic State,] put under the video "Islamic" justifications for this, from "scholars of Islam" who are unnamed. To kill male prisoners of war is allowed if the Imam feels it is in the best interest of the Ummah, or they may be taken as slaves, or ransomed for Muslim captives, but not killed in this barbaric manner, rather if they are to be killed it should be honorable and swift. And Allah knows best.In reply, I wrote: "Thank you. That is helpful information." I meant that sincerely . . . though I have no idea who Yassin ibn Mika'il is, other than that he is a "student of Islamic studies."
UPDATE: But consider this nine-minute video on the issue.