Beheading Euphemisms

Why can't the reporters and their editors call it what it is?

Beheading with a knife while having your neck sawed until you are dead and disfigured = cruel murder = execution

Videotaped and televised beheading = snuff film.

I think I saw some comment in Newsweek about these being Jihadi snuff films. Yep, they are.

But, the term is being used in too sanitized a way. Why not just call it head removal with adverse consequences?

Beheaded = terminated = passed on = died.


I dared to go find a website that showed poor Nick getting his head sawed off. I found it (it's not that hard to do). One site is hosting them ALL, but only after a huge number of disturbing disclaimers that you ought to not look. It made me sick, and I did it with audio off. Audio on would seem to be intolerable.

The victims in in Foxe's Book of Martyrs were treated as bad or worse, as were the medical experiment victims of Hitler's Germany.

My high school senior English teacher often made reference to "Man's inhumanity to man". It was a theme in some of what we had to read. It's clearly a theme that the press can barely address.


I know I couldn't watch. It might be a good thing for me to see, it might get my blood boiling and maybe make me make up mind about who to vote for (or at least care), but god...I think I would probably cry for weeks. Honestly, I get teary hearing about every new one. This just at the thought of what those bastards do.

And I agree that beheading does sound too... clean. Beheading to me equals a guillotine. Whereas still feeling sort of barbaric, at the very least, it was quick. And probably more or less painless.

"Man's inhumanity to man" is a nice way of putting it. Sometimes my mom and I put it this way: "I $&^%*$%$ hate people."

"maybe make me make up mind about who to vote for"

This really isn't about who to vote for -- although the first one to catch and execute one or more of these murderers will grow their fan base quite a bit.

I agree that beheading sounds like guillotines or some guy swinging a very sharp and large axe.

I don't recommend you seeing the videos. It's probably not as enlightening as it is infuriating and sickening.

"God is great! God is great! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh..." ← imagine that, and you've seen the most awful part of the video without even seeing it.

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