Killing Down Syndrome Children, ISIS No Different than Planned Parenthood

ISIS has reportedly issued a fatwa to kill newborn babies with Down Syndrome and congenital deformities.

Through monitoring and following the death incidents of children with Down’s Syndrome and congenital deformities, Mosul Eye, an activist group, reported that one of ISIS’ Shari’a judges, a Saudi judge, “Abu Said Aljazrawi,” issued an “Oral Fatwa” to “kill newborn babies with Down’s Syndrome and congenital deformities and disabled children.”

On Mosul Eye’s Facebook Page, a post today suggests that any child with a disability could be killed, most of whom are born to foreign fighters who married Iraqi, Syrian or Asian women.

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ISIS issued a Fatwa to kill the displaced child from Mosul in the wheelchair in the below image.

Screengrab/Mosul Eye. Source:Supplied
Screengrab/Mosul Eye. Source:Supplied

Mosul Eye issued the following statement:

“The Shar’i Board of ISIL issued an ‘Oral Fatwa’ to its members authorising them to ‘kill newborn babies with Down’s Syndrome and congenital deformities and disabled children.

“As if it is not enough for ISIL to kill men, women and the elderly, and now, they kill children.”

Watch video of disabled children in Mosul.

The Shari’a judge, Abu Said Aljazrawi, issued a fatwa not unlike Planned Parenthood’s abortion factories that don’t wait for birth. Instead, they kill living children still in the womb.

Worse still, bioethicists Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva justified “after birth abortion” (otherwise known as infanticide, or murder) in a March 2012 Journal of Medical Ethics article. They wrote:

“The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.

“Killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk.

“We propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion,’ rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child.”

Renaming infanticide doesn’t negate the actual act they are supporting: murder.

Planned Parenthood has also lobbied to make legal post-birth abortion.  Not to mention, while a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama supported infanticide, opposing any efforts to legally require keeping an infant alive born through a botched abortion.

To date, Mosul Eye has “recorded more than 38 confirmed cases of killing babies with congenital deformities and Down’s Syndrome, aged between one week to three months.”

Mosul Eye learned that these infants were either suffocated or kill by lethal injection. Some of the murders occurred in Syria and Mosul, Iraq.


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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