Sunday, December 20, 2015

The importance of punctuality: ISIS executes Syrian man for missing prayers, arrests dozens of women for violating Islamic dress

KOBANE – The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group executed on Saturday a Syrian man on charges of “apostasy” in Syria’s northern city of Manbij, local sources reported.

Ahmed Muhammad, 50, was beheaded in a pubic square in Manbij city after the ISIS-led Sharia Court accused him of apostasy.

“The brutal execution took place in front of a large crowd of people on Saturday evening,” an eyewitness told ARA News on the condition of anonymity.

“The victim was accused of apostasy for missing Friday prayers at the mosque. After being reported to the Sharia Court, the court decided to execute him in a step meant to terrify people and warn them of the brutal punishment if they do not participate in prayers on time,” the source said.

In the meantime, ISIS militants have reportedly arrested dozens of women in the city of Manbij for violating the Islamic dress imposed by the radical group.

“More than 200 women are currently held by Daesh in Manbij. They are imprisoned for baseless charges,” local media activist Marwan Abu Adel told ARA News, using another acronym for ISIS.

“People are concerned about the fate of all those women, especially that the group’s brutality has increased in the last few weeks after the residents of the city organized an anti-Daesh protest, demanding the group to leave the city,” Abu Adel said.