Speaking in Arabic, the background speaker, or “narrator,” chants a number of Muslim prayers and supplications, mostly condemning Christianity, which, because of the Trinity, is referred to as a polytheistic faith: “Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate”; “Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists”; “Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims,” and “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Then, to cries of “Allahu Akbar! ”—the masked man holding the knife to the apostate’s throat begins to slice away, severing the head completely after approximately one minute of graphic knife-carving, as the victim drowns in blood.
Finally, the severed head is held aloft to more Islamic slogans of victory.
The video—be warned, it is immensely graphic—can be seen here (the actual execution appears from minute -).
His head is pulled back, with a knife to his throat.
He does not struggle and appears resigned to his fate.
UPDATE: It should be noted that although the video is very real and very disturbing, the actual event may or may not have occurred in Tunisia.
Where or when the slaughter of this Christian may took place is not clear.
Davies and his friend packed multiple thermoses filled with hot tea to prepare for the photo.
With only a 2.5-hour window for sunlight, nothing was left to chance.“I followed the temperature, I watched for calm wind, planned the shot and set it up,” he said.