On Monday, a Turkish man, Mevlut Mert Altintas, murdered Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov. The entire thing was caught on video. It’s incredibly disturbing. The man went on a bizarre rant after shooting the ambassador, but BBC (like many other mainstream news outlets) didn’t originally report the entire rant. They simply said he shouted something about “Aleppo” and “revenge.”
Here’s what he actually said.
“Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! We are those who have given a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad that we will carry on Jihad as long as we live. Allahu Akbar. Don’t forget Allepo. Don’t forget Syria. Don’t forget Allepo. Don’t forget Syria. As long as our towns are not secure you won’t have taste of security. Back off. Back off. Only death will take me away from here. everyone who has contributed to this cruelty will pay, one by one.”
And here’s the video with subtitles. Just so you know, this video shows the ambassador going down. Viewer discretion is advised.