While the self-described Islamic State's claim that it burned 45 people to death in Iraq yesterday has yet to be confirmed, its obsession with torture and murder continues to rise. And not even a key proponent of global jihad has been able to dissuade them from such gruesome action.
A Japanese fan with a horse mask points the direction of the track as he and another Japanese fan with a mask visit the Dubai World Cup horse racing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday.
Masked supporters of the Sunni jihadi group beheaded all 21 men simultaneously, filming the production in much the way the group filmed the torturous death of Jordanian pilot Muath Kassasbeh in January.
The ideology that drives Islamic State has its roots in a reaction to Mongol horrors of hundreds of years ago. But Baghdadi and his followers are looking more and more like the villainous grandson of Genghis Khan.