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ISIS Propaganda Film's Pre-Execution Scenes Featured In Mike Huckabee's Latest Video

The former Arkansas governor's new video features footage of men filmed just before their execution by ISIS.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee released a new video Friday ahead of his expected presidential announcement. The video, "Nailed Shut," contrasts his administration with the Clintons'.

The video also features b-roll from a 55-minute ISIS propaganda video, "Flames of War," which was professionally made and features graphic content that includes the mass execution of a group of men who fall into a ditch.

The b-roll is featured in the video as Huckabee talks about the differences between good and evil and how he would lead with "moral clarity" in a dangerous world.

Huckabee's not the first Republican candidate to use the footage in a video; last year, an ad from then Senate candidate Tom Cotton about his military experience and national security issues also used the footage as b-roll.

Huckabee is expected to announce his presidential campaign May 5 in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas.


Here's Huckabee's video with the Islamic State footage:

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And here's the trailer for Flames of War, which features much of the same footage Huckabee uses. The full Flames of War video is available online.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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Megan Apper is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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