A report out of Mosul, Iraq, has revealed another mass execution at the hands of Islamic State (ISIS) extremists for a transgression against its draconian authority. More specifically, ISIS militants killed seven more citizens of Mosul. Their so-called crime? The small group were parents who refused to send their children to ISIS-run schools.
Iraqi News reported August 17 that seven Mosul residents, all parents of school-aged children, were executed by ISIS extremists. The residents were allegedly killed simply for refusing to send their children to schools run by the Islamic State, said a security source from Nineveh province (in northern Iraq where Mosul is located).
“This morning, ISIS executed seven citizens in the center Mosul city after they refused to send their children to schools run by the organization. The execution was carried out in one of the ISIS camps.”
The source did not elaborate on what type of ISIS camp, whether or not it was a detention, training, headquarters, or troop facility.
Although the reasoning for the group’s refusal, individually or collectively, to send their children to ISIS schools cannot be known for certain, it is common for parents to at least allow for the possibility of indoctrination in a school setting. Given the Islamic State’s narrowly defined rules for civil governance, based on a strict and fundamentalist interpretation of Sharia law, the concerns of parents of impressionable school-age children might turn to fears that their children would be subjected to intense methods of schooling that many parents might not agree with and/or not want their children exposed to on a daily basis.
Recent history under Islamic State rule has shown that any kind of refusal of its authority has been met with the execution of those refusing to bend or acquiesce.
In June, Inquisitr reported that 19 Yazidi girls were burned alive after refusing to become the sex slaves of ISIS fighters. As prisoners of war, the Yazidi captives were considered slaves and could be bought and sold, used for sexual or menial purposes, and/or freed (for a ransom). To give ISIS militants a more clear conscious when engaging in sex with the infidels and apostates, they were allowed to marry the captives — a “marriage” that could be dissolved at any time and the captive passed along to the next “husband.” But in this instance, the Yazidis refused to be married off. For their refusal, they were sentenced to death and were burned alive in a public execution.
The executions are not reserved for those civilians and religious apostates who disobey or refuse the strictures of ISIS rule. Islamic State fighters are finding it increasingly difficult to hold territory claimed by the so-called “caliphate” in the face of attacks by the Kurdish Peshmerga and the US-supported Iraqi defense forces pressing them in northern Iraq, not to mention the Russian military-backed Syrian army in eastern Syria. Those same fighters are also finding that retreating or leaving their assigned stations to fall back is being met with punishment from their ISIS colleagues — and that punishment is death.
Inquisitr also reported that just last week, a mass grave containing the bound bodies of 200 ISIS fighters was uncovered. According to witnesses, the bodies belonged to ISIS fighters that had retreated from coalition attacks in Anbar province. Accused of leaving their stations, the men had been bound and placed in running vehicles, which had been altered to allow carbon monoxide gas to build up and remain inside. The accused had been placed inside until they expired, then all 200 had been buried in a mass grave.
The gender of the seven parents that perished in the execution in Mosul was not reported. The manner in which ISIS carried out the execution was left unsaid as well.
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