ISIS use Lord of the Rings footage in latest sickening propaganda materials alongside sickening images of beheadings
ISIS is using footage from the Lord of the Rings movies in one of its latest sickening propaganda videos.
The footage is edited in alongside sickening images of piles of dead bodies, clips of people being shot in the head and video of people being beheaded.
The vile video was posted by ISIS terrorists in the city of Kirkuk in Iraq and features a scene from the iconic charge of the Rohirrim at the siege of Minas Tirith in the 2002 film The Two Towers.
Caleb Weiss, an analyst with terrorism news source The Long War Journal, tweeted a still from the ISIS video and wrote: “Another example of jihadists using footage from Lord of the Rings in their propaganda.
“This time from the Islamic State’s Wilayat Kirkuk (Kirkuk Province).”
He added: “This is the one time my incredibly nerdy obsession with LOTR is paying off.”
Last year the Turkistan Islamic Party, an Islamic extremist group founded by Uyghur jihadists in western China, used footage from the same scene of the Tolkien epic in a propaganda film about Afghanistan.
ISIS and other terror groups often call the western military and its allies ‘Crusaders’ in reference to the religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period.
The Lord Of The Rings footage appears to be an attempt to convey the Christian forces invading the Middle East.
Yesterday it was reported that Islamic State militants kidnapped and executed a tribal chief in Kirkuk.
Alsumaria News, quoting a security source, reported ISIS fighters kidnapped and executed the chief of the village of Kanaan, al-Riyadh, southwest of Kirkuk.
Several tribal chiefs have been assassinated by ISIS over the past few months after the group lost control over most of the territories it took over since 2014.