"Three suspected Al Qaeda militants beheaded an Iraqi couple in front of the couple's children, Reuters reported Friday.
The suspected militants were reportedly related to the victims, and told a family uncle the male victim was an infidel because he wore Western-style trousers and did not pray, according to the Reuters report.
The three suspects, including two sisters, reportedly carried out the execution at an all-boys school in Jalawlah in Diyala province."
Have you seen any of the beheading videos?
It isn't as one might imagine. There is no humongous sword slashing down to immediately sever the head from the body. A bayonet-sized blade is used. The victim is hogtied, and sawing begins from front to back. It is agonizingly slow. The person being beheaded screams, then the screams turn to grunts. Even after the vocal cords are cut, enough air is drawn through the hole to approximate a moaning sound. If done "properly", it isn't until the spinal cord is severed that the victim dies. All of this is intentional. A quick beheading is considered a gift of mercy but for those the terror gangs wish to make an example of, death is excruciating even to the beholders.