ISIS Jihadists in Syria have reportedly caged, lashed and crucified at least three people for breaking their Ramadan fasts. Two men from the town of Mayadin in the Deir Ezzor province of Syria and a third man from the town of Bakamal were tortured and crucified for breaking their fast.
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) October 31, 2014
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslim people around the world devote their time to fasting, prayer, and charity. The victims of the ISIS terrorists were reportedly caged for hours before being lashed 70 times each and then being hung on a cross. Activists and eyewitnesses from the Deir Ezzor province reported the incident, where the men, after being arrested by the Hisba police for breaking their fasts, were flogged before being crucified. Yassir al-Farhan, a local activist, elaborated on the horrific act in an interview with ARA media.
“The ISIS-led Hisba Police arrested 11 people in Mayadeen for breaking the Ramadan fast. They were flogged with 50 lashes each, and then crucified in the market square downtown.”
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) March 22, 2014
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) June 6, 2014
Members of the ISIS Sharia Court in Deir Ezzor reportedly read a statement out in public, claiming that there was no excuse for any Muslim to break the holy Ramadan fast. After making the statement, the victims were flogged and crucified.
“Hundreds of people witnessed the brutal punishment. ISIS is trying to terrorize the people by conducting such punishments in public.”
This isn’t the first time that any of this has happened either. ISIS crucified a total of 94 people last year, including 5 children, for the same reason of breaking their fast on Ramadan. Rami Abdelrahman of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights believes that the crucifixion is intended to serve as a means to spread fear among other civilians, where the ones that are crucified are portrayed as ‘examples’, leading other civilians to believe that they too could be subject to similar treatments if they defy the Islamic State. Only days before these latest incidents, three other men, Ahmad Al-Ibrahim, Hussam Khalil Al-Hammoud, and Faysal ‘Abdel-Rahim Al-Daher, from the town of Tabaqa were accused by the ISIS Sharia court of spying for the US, the Free Syrian Army & the Syrian Arab Army. Following the verdict they were taken to the town center, where they were crucified in front of a large crowd of civilians.
These are only the latest in a whole series of violent punishments on Civilians by the Islamic State. Another recent incident includes a suspected thief having his hand and foot amputated. Horrific images of the incident were released by ISIS as they usually do. ISIS have become more violent in their punishments in recent months, as incidents like these are becoming more and more regular.
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL) April 27, 2016
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