Jihadists flog three Syrian men to death

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A militant of the radical gout of ISIS flogging Iraqi man in Mosul. File photo

ARA News 

URFA – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) flogged three brothers in Deir ez-Zor province, eastern Syria, with hundreds of lashes each, local activists reported Tuesday.

The three victims were accused of killing their sister under the pretext that she had an “illegal affair”. 

Each of the three men is to be flogged 200 times every day, and the one who survives is going to receive a similar number of lashes the next day, which means dying under torture. The hardline group claims this kind of punishment has been derived from the “Islamic Sharia”. 

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, media activist F.M. said that the group has flogged each brother with 200 lashes in a public square in the city of Mayadeen in the province of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

“The three brothers are understood to have been involved in killing their sister five years ago for having an illegal affair,” the source said. 

“The lashes will be distributed as 200 lashes on batches for each man,” the source said under the condition of anonymity. 

Commenting on the incident, Islamic researcher Rida Kamal ed-Din told ARA News: “In the Islamic law, the maximum limit for flogging is 100 lashes.” 

“If flogging exceeded 100 lashes, then it is for death sentences against those who committed a big crime,” he added, pointing out “it seems ISIS has created its own Quran and Sharia from which they draw their barbaric judgments.”  

Activists confirmed that the terror group carried out the first batch of flogging punishment against the three brothers in the Arbeen Street in al-Mayadeen city of Deir ez-Zor province.

The hardline group has been carrying out several strange punishments against civilians under the pretext of applying the “True Sharia”.  

Eye-for-an-eye punishments are often being conducted by the terror group in areas under its control across Iraq and Syria. 

“We injured the head of two minors who had injured the head of another… and we made the wound in the same size,” an ISIS jihadist tweeted. 

Ed-Din commented: “Apparently the terror group seeks more doctors not for healing, but for amputating, injuring and torturing their citizens.” 

The punishment is said to be based on interpretations of the Sharia law.

“Dozens of strange laws have been made up by ISIS that contradict what has been explained in Islamic teachings,” the activist said.

“For example, public crucifixions are carried out by the terror group occasionally in the jihadists’ de facto capital of Raqqa in northeastern Syria,” ed-Din told ARA News, pointing out that they also distributed cages in public spaces for imprisoning criminals.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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