A seven-year old boy is among the latest victims from ISIS rule of terror in Syria. His execution was carried out on Thursday afternoon in public view for all people to see. His parents collapsed as they watched their son get killed.
This is reportedly the first time that ISIS has executed a young child for violating Islamic laws.
The young boy was said to have just been playing in the street with some of his friends when he was heard ‘cursing divinity.’ Afterwards, the ISIS Police had reportedly intervened and arrested the boy in city of Raqqa in Syria just last week.
An ISIS member of the Islamic Court has said that the boy’s cursing “was considered an insult to the Caliphate, regardless of the age of the boy.”
According to a report from ARA News, the boy was then taken for his execution at the Naeem Square on Thursday afternoon as hundreds of people watched. An ISIS member read a statement before the onlookers, including the boy’s parents.
The ISIS member announced that the boy had been sentenced to death on charges of ‘infidelity.’ Afterwards, the Hisba police force shot the seven-year old dead.
Executions have been rampant in ISIS controlled territories lately.
On Thursday too, ISIS had also executed two young men in the city of Manbij in Aleppo, Syria. They were charged with spying for the U.S. and coalition forces.
Meanwhile, just days ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has also reported that a young man been executed after being accused that he was responsible for assassinations carried out in the Yarmouk camp, located towards the south of Damascus. He was dressed in the ceremonial “orange dress” before being shot in the back of the head.