The victim was accused of collaborating with the United States, which must have been true because you know how rigorous those Taliban evidentiary standards are.

Eventually they’re going to start incorporating cannibalism into their rituals. It’s really the only thing left.

The boy with the knife looks barely 12. In a high-pitched voice, he denounces the bound, blindfolded man before him as an American spy. Then he hacks off the captive’s head to cries of “God is great!” and hoists it in triumph by the hair…

The footage shows Nabi making what is described as a confession, being blindfolded with a checkered scarf.

“He is an American spy. Those who do this kind of thing will get this kind of fate,” says his baby-faced executioner, who is not identified.

A continuous 2 1/2-minute shot then shows the victim lying on his side on a patch of rubble-strewn ground. A man holds Nabi by his beard while the boy, wearing a camouflage military jacket and oversized white sneakers, cuts into the throat. Other men and boys call out “Allahu akbar!” — “God is great!” — as blood spurts from the wound.

The film, overlain with jihadi songs, then shows the boy hacking and slashing at the man’s neck until the head is severed.

The AP went and found Nabi’s father and asked him how he liked the idea of his son being decapitated by the Osama Youth. I’ll let you follow the link for his reaction.

Update: Say, how’s that big Taliban “spring offensive” coming?