The video shows the three children sobbing as a man standing behind a camera waves a knife and asks: “Whom do we behead first?” “Put your hand here or else I will sever your head,” he tells one of the terrified boys, who are crying throughout the video.
“You, come here … Do you belong to Daesh?” the man says, using an acronym for the full Arabic name of the ISIS Islamic State group, which has recently beheaded two Lebanese soldiers. Adding to the pathos of the incident, the crying children respond by pointing at each other.
The man who staged the sick prank has confessed that he was amused by their weeping and their mother actually loved the video, a police statement said on Saturday. In a surprising twist, the kids’ mother arrived during the last moments of filming and she actually “loved the scene” and asked that the video be sent to her phone.