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PostSen. McCain and the Cannibal Jihadist (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/29/14 8:36 am)
Back in May 2013, Senator John McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration's Syria policy, snuck into Syria to meet with the head of the Free Syrian Army. When he got back from his trip to Syria, he said:
"It was a very moving experience to meet these fighters who have been struggling now for over two years."
It was Khalid al-Hamad, who became known as the "cannibal Jihadists" after having a friend videotape him eating a human heart! It has also been reported that Khalid al-Hamad called his unit the "Osama Bin Laden Brigade."
The photo at the link below, taken in May 2013, is reportedly being circulated by ISIS as proof of their legitimacy.
According to The Washington Post, the leadership of al-Qaeda has formally repudiated ISIS, by stating that "ISIS is not a branch of the al-Qaeda group. It does not have an organizational relationship with it and al-Qaeda is not responsible for their actions."