ISIS Crucifies 17 Year-Old Boy for Apostasy (Photo)
The Independent reported:
Isis fighters have reportedly executed a 17-year-old boy and left his body on display on a cross in Syria.
Pictures being shared online show a banner attached to the teenager’s chest saying the boy has been crucified for taking photos of Isis military bases, as well as receiving “500 Turkish lira” for any footage taken.
The message describes the ruling for the alleged crime as “apostasy” and states the teenager has been “killed and crucified for a period of three days” as the punishment.
The alleged execution comes after it emerged Isis militants had beheaded their own fighters for spying and espionage.
It is not known who took the picture, which was circulated across social media by some Isis supporters on Friday.
Charlie Winter, Programs Officer at counter-extremism think tank the Quilliam Foundation, said crucifixion is a prescribed punishment meted out by Isis for specific crimes.
The crucifixion was posted on Twitter today.
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_Sl) October 17, 2014