Woman Stoned In Syria For Not Being A Virgin Was A Widow, ISIS Threaten 'Death By Sword'

A woman stoned in Syria by ISIS jihadists in the northern Raq province was put to death for not being a virgin. But some reports are claiming she was in fact a widow.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, the United Nation Human Rights Council claims that policies by Israel cause Palestinian men to beat their wives. Besides the threat posed by Hamas rockets, it's theorized the route being taken by ISIS may eventually head to Israel.

On July 17 and July 18, Islamic State fighters had the woman stoned in Syria based upon the accusation of adultery. As we previously reported, "Faddah Ahmad was led to her death near the football stadium and Bajaa garden in the Syrian city of Raqqa.... 26-year-old Shamseh Abdullah was killed by stoning in the nearby town of Tabqa by Islamic State fighters who seemed, in both cases, to be more than happy to carry out the brutal murders."

But the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims at least one woman stoned in Syria may have been executed on the basis of charges that were confusing, to say the least. This is how the Observatory reported the situation:

"IS carried out the punishment of Al Rajem (stoning to death for adultery) against a woman from the city of Al Tabaqa, where she was brought after Eshaa Prayer to the popular market in the city of Al Tabaqa and stoned to death. It was cleared that the woman was 26 years old and she was a widow named SH.M.A."
Worse, the woman stoned in Syria was only executed because the widow's new husband was shocked to discover the previously married woman was not in fact a virgin. Activist Hadi Salameh told AFP that the woman's family didn't even know what her new husband had done until it was too late:
"The situation is unbearable. Stoning is the worst punishment history has known. A quick death is more merciful. The woman's family did not know the sentence was going to be carried out at this time."
It's also reported that when ISIS demanded to have the woman stoned in Syria that locals refused to participate in the stoning even after the Islamic fighters had delivered a pickup full of rocks intended for the execution. But resistance is being squashed by threats of "death by sword" and Salameh says local residents are fearful of speaking out against further atrocities.