BEIRUT – After accusing young boys of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan, The Islamic State (IS) group hung two boys from a pole having their hands tied behind their back.
According to the militants’ religious police, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, “Residents of the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province informed that IS hung from a crossbar two boys aged under 18 near the Headquarters of the Hissba.”
The children have been suspended by ropes from a pole since noon, and they were still there in the late evening,” he further said.
“Apparently, they were caught eating.”
A placard was attached to the boys as they hung, reading: “They broke the fast with no religious justification.”
IS, which controls swathes of territory across Syria and Iraq where it has created a self-proclaimed “caliphate”, advocates an extreme view of the application of Islamic law, or sharia.
The extremists do not hesitate to impose brutal punishments including beheadings, stonings, floggings and crucifixions.
It is worth mentioning here that male and female morality brigades patrol the streets and impose brutal punishments, including executions on residents that are accused of stealing, being gay, or having sex outside of marriage.
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