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Report: ISIS Held Mock Beheadings to Make Hostages Feel Safe

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 08:52 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists reportedly put foreign hostages through mock beheadings, assuring them they were safe – and leaving them unaware prior to their actual grisly executions.

The Guardian reports the claim by a former member of the jihadi group offered an apparent explanation for why the victims seemed so calm when reading statements to a camera.

A former translator for ISIS, identified only as Saleh, tells Sky News he was hired by the jihadi militants to convince the foreign hostages they were safe before their videotaped executions by "Jihadi John," who's been identified as 26-year-old Kuwaiti-born Briton Mohammed Emwazi.

"He would say to me 'say to them, no problem, only video, we don’t kill you, we want from your government [to] stop attacking Syria. We don’t have any problem with you; you are only our visitors'," Saleh tells Sky News.

"So they don’t worry. Always I say to them 'don’t worry, doesn’t matter, nothing dangerous for you.' But at the end I was sure [they would die]."

Saleh told the station he saw Emwazi execute Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

According to Saleh, Emwazi was employed as the chief killer of foreign hostages for ISIS’s propaganda wing, and he was ruthless, willing – and feared.

"Maybe because he use the knife," he said. “I cannot understand why he is so strong," Saleh said in the Sky News interview. "One man can kill and all people will respect. A Syrian man anyone [in ISIS] can kill. But strangers [foreigners], only John."

"When he killed Kenji Goto I [saw this] but not near, from a little [distance]. After he was killed him, three or four person come and take over the body and put in a car. After that, John went on a different road.

"The big boss was there with them. Turkish man say 'put this camera there, change place there' but John [was] the big boss. All time, all time say to all 'fastly, fastly, fastly, we should finish.' So respect him. Only he talks orders – others do."

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