Allen Weh, a Republican candidate for the Senate in New Mexico, has demonstrated nothing is sacred in politics.
An ad for the underdog’s campaign against Democrat Tom Udall features the masked man who allegedly beheaded photojournalist James Foley.
The supposed executioner is on-screen only briefly. After showing ISIS jihadists and destroyed mosques, the video switches to a clip of Obama golfing while on vacation.
“To change Washington, you must change your Senator,” the ad declares.
Udall, a former member of the House of Representatives who was elected to the Senate in 2008, enjoys a double digit lead over Weh and is expected to win re-election.
An international forensic team has concluded the video is a fake staged using “camera trickery and slick post-production techniques.”
“The beheading video has been used as a poster child to push for a renewed U.S. military strike on Syria, a prospect that was derailed last year after it emerged that a supposed chemical weapons attack which was blamed on the Assad government had in all likelihood been carried out by western-backed rebels,” writes Paul Joseph Watson for Infowars.com.