ISIS executes 74 children for crimes that include refusal to fast

The terrorist group executes men, women and children it finds guilty of offenses against Islam. (Reuters)

The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.

A total of 3,027 people have been executed by ISIS since it declared itself a state under strict Islamic law in Syria and Iraq last June, according to a new report by the UK-based group, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy, practicing as a Shia Muslim,” the report states.

“Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy, practicing as a Shia Muslim.”
– New report on ISIS brutality

Just this week, two children whose ages were not known were crucified in the Mayadin, Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria after ISIS accused them of not properly fasting during Ramadan. The children’s bodies, put on public display on crossbars, each bore a sign explaining their violation during the holy month for Muslims that runs June 17 to July 17. With each execution justified by ISIS’ medieval interpretation of the Koran, the group is attempting to portray itself as the true practitioners of Islam, say experts.

“Underlying all these executions is the apocalypse ideology of the final battle between the believers and the unbelievers,” said Jasmine Opperman, the director of Southern Africa Operations at the Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium. “ISIS is using executions to show its followers — and would-be followers — that the group is the only true representative of believers, not only in word, but action, which is why executions are featured so prominently.”

Other children died fighting for their lives.

“The violent Islamist group appears to demonstrate a particular interest in children, releasing videos of children fighting in cages and undertaking military training,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said. “The report also details moves undertaken by the group to entice children to join, which include setting up offices called “cubs of the caliphate” that recruit children to fight for ISIS.”

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report in February, documenting the many horrors ISIS has imposed on children who are Kurdish, Yazidi, Christian and even Muslim. Children – even those who are mentally challenged – are being tortured, crucified, buried alive, used as suicide bombers and sold as sex slaves, the report said.

“ISIS is hoping to spur current supporters around the world who are dormant, of which there are millions, into joining their caliphate by advertising acts like these, of which there are millions,” said Ryan Mauro, national security analyst for the Clarion Project, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the threat of Islamic extremism. “They know that they can greatly increase their numbers by appealing to current radicals rather than the broader masses.”

Women are not spared the cruel brutality of ISIS, either.

The Syrian Observatory found that the terror group carried out more executions this week, murdering two married couples by beheading them publicly with a sword for “sorcery.”

“The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner,” Rami Abdel Rahman, of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told the Daily Mail.

Other citizens suspected of practicing black magic or sorcery also have been killed, the organization reports, including a magician beheaded in recent weeks in the Iraqi province of Salahuddin.

“The practicing of anything that is not approved by Islamic State under their very strict interpretation of Islam is ‘Haram’ or forbidden,” said Veryan Khan, editorial director for the Florida-based Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium. “If the Islamic State thinks that sorcery is real, then black magic would be a threat to them and seen as a danger.”

ISIS stepped up its killing spree this week as it celebrated both Ramadan and its one-year anniversary as a caliphate in Iraq and Syria with three straight days of ruthless public punishments and executions. On June 30, 11 workers from al-Miadin endured live crucifixion and were forced to wear signs saying “70 lashes and to be crucified for 1 day for breaking the fast in Ramadan.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the most recent killing spree is less than a week, after ISIS released a video of 15 men executed in three terrible ways: Drowned in cages, having their head blown off with explosives and burning them alive in a car hit with a rocket launcher.

Last Friday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the death of 38 people in Tunisia who were gunned down, and another 27 people who died after a bomb rocked a Shia mosque in Kuwait.

“Islamic State executions are not merely retribution by the state for behavior seen as illegal,” said Khan, noting executions by the Islamic State include everything from burning alive victims, firing squads, beatings and beheadings, to drowning, explosions, and throwing people off of buildings. “The Islamic State uses executions to intimidate and dominate the local population, for diplomatic communiqués to world leaders, for recruitment purposes and to demonstrate the organization is in complete control.”

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26 Responses to ISIS executes 74 children for crimes that include refusal to fast

  1. Raul July 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    This is incorrect. a medieval interpretation of the bible might be considered to be violent, but Islam wasn’t near as bad as it is not in medieval times. This is certainly more of a modern phenomenon. All over the world Muslims are killing each other and other religions for following the ‘wrong version’ of their religion.

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    • The Truth July 3, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Yeah Muhammad personally conquering countries and converting people under threat of death is ‘not nearly as bad as the bible’.

      Islam has been violent AT its conception, Christianity has not been. It took 400 years of Muslims slaughtering, enslaving and converting Europeans until the Christians FINALLY fought back and the crusades ended the Muslim conquest of Spain, Rome, Italy, and many Islands in between.

      A million European Christians were enslaved by the Arabs. Is that not violent?

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      • Dylan July 3, 2015 at 5:12 pm

        Expanding a Muslim state does not mean that they were forcing people to accept Islam as their religion. It was merely an expansion of a Muslim government. Under Muslim rule in a sharia state, Christins and Jews are totally free to practice their religions in peace. They are just required to pay a jizyah (tax) for their protection by the Muslim army and the social services provided. Similar to the taxes you pay under any state, except it was not required from Muslims. They were completely allowed to keep their places of worship (churchs, synagogues, etc.), and they were protected by the Muslim Army. This is was the practice of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the righteous companions.

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  2. Terence Jones July 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Are ISIS the most barbaric and depraved group in history? Vlad the Impaler was known for his brutality and blood lust, The Romans massacred and tortured, Hitler got up to his shenanigans, The Saddam regime was brutal etc. But has any other group in history managed to meet ISIS in terms of sheer vileness and wonton torture of the innocent?

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    • faint July 3, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Unit 531, I’d argue for the concentration camps being just as bad too

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      • The Truth July 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm

        Unit 531 was fucked up. Completely. How Japan didn’t get sentenced via World Courts for it I truly don’t know.

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        • Daniel Blaney July 3, 2015 at 5:22 pm

          Well Japan got pretty knocked up by the US so I guess they called it even-stevens

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  3. Jason Rudolph Kruger July 3, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    We could even add Pol Pott and the Khmer regime to that too.

    I found unit 531 was completely. FUBAR. It was equally as bad as Auschwitz in regards to depravity.

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  4. yadayada July 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    They follow strict forms of Sharia law – by punishing something exempt from that (children are allowed to not fast) they alienate Muslims.

    It goes against their primary aims to alienate those they want to recruit.

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    • delusional July 4, 2015 at 2:35 am

      They don’t follow strict Islam at all. They have time and time again violated even the “strictest” Islamic rulings. For example killing during the Holy months is absolutely 100% impermissible. Killing by burning someone alive is also absolutely impermissible. I could go on and on but don’t pretend like they have some legitimacy among muslims and are careful to follow Islam. Their supporters are just as delusional as they are, and support them despite their constant violation of Islamic law.

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  5. Robert July 4, 2015 at 2:35 am

    SOHR documented executing of 3027 civilians, rebels, members of the regime forces and allied militiamen and IS members, they were executed by IS in its-held areas in Syria since the declaration of its alleged “caliphate” in 6/29/2014 until 6/28/2015. It executed 1787 civilians, including 74 children and 86 women, by shooting, beheading, stoning, throwing off high place and burning in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Hasakah, Aleppo, Homa and Hama. They executed more than 930 Arab Sunni civilians of al- Shaitat tribe’s people in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, 223 Kurdish citizens by shooting them and by bladed weapons in the city of Ayn al- Arab and village of Barkh Botan and 46 civilians by burning and beheading in the village of al- Mab’ojah inhabited by people of Alawi, Ismaeili and Sunni sects in the east of the city of Salamiyyah.
    From their “source”. It looks like IS has executed a total of 74 children since they started their bid for power.
    It’s definitely not the same, and more believable to a degree.
    I don’t know how much credibility the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has. They seem to have a pretty thorough catalog of IS’s crimes though

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  6. Terence Jones July 4, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I know this is broken record territory but….I really wouldnt mind killing these people.

    “Just this week, two children whose ages were not known were crucified in the Mayadin, Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria after ISIS accused them of not properly fasting during Ramadan. The children’s bodies, put on public display on crossbars, each bore a sign explaining their violation during the holy month for Muslims that runs June 17 to July 17. With each execution justified by ISIS’ medieval interpretation of the Koran, the group is attempting to portray itself as the true practitioners of Islam, say experts.”

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  7. Shane July 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    All I know is ISIS are a bunch of sick bastards, and they’ve released enough barbaric videos for me to know they need to be completely eradicated – just like the cockroaches they are.

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  8. faint July 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I think the media is complete shit but considering this is the same group which drowns people alive in cages, makes 8 year olds shoot other men in the head, straps loops of c4 rope around peoples necks, burning people alive in cages etc etc. Yeah i wouldnt put it past them to do this.

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  9. Hector July 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Guys, guys – it’s okay! They didn’t actually kill the children, they merely just suspended them by ropes – humiliated them in the public eye, and forced them to remain there in the hot beating sun.
    IT’S OKAY.

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  10. Sam July 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    As cheaply and effortlessly as possible, whether or not it coincides with quickly and painlessly doesn’t really matter.

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    • rogersthehero July 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      It really does matter. If you torture people because they tortured people you don’t have much of a moral high ground to stand upon. Its vengeance not justice. Is it not enough to simply end their existence, or do you really feel the need to make it a long and agonizing end. Either way they won’t be able to do it again, they are out of the equation and any torture before that would simply be to make you feel better. And I’d like to think most people wouldn’t feel great about torturing someone.

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      • Sam July 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

        I’m not saying make it long and agonizing, I’m just saying don’t waste too much time making it quick and painless, they’re not worthy of the consideration. Whatever is the least amount of trouble, like hanging.

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        • Shar July 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

          I know I’m going to sound like a five-year-old when I say this, but they started this! ISIS has done horrendous things against innocent people. Unless we target the innocent, an ISIS terrorist can never get a moral high ground.

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          • The Truth July 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm

            Retribution is tempting but also consider this: We start torturing and it make ISIS look more sympathetic and bolster their cause as more moderate muslims go to “defend” from foreign invaders torturing muslims. Not to mention it would sour our taste for the battle.

            Remember Abu Ghraib? They certainly didn’t help convince the American and “Coalition” public that the military was there to win the hearts and minds of the people. The region as a whole has been in a state of near constant war for the past-fucking-forever. More horrific violence will not solve its problems, education and jobs would do a hell of a lot more to foster peace and moderation than torture and more death although thats admittedly more of a long term goal.

          • Gerald Muise July 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm

            Choosing torture over a quick death can also be used to send a message. I can’t even pretend to know what goes on in these people’s minds, but if I heard I’d be cruelly tortured before dying, I would think twice about joining. Plus they really do deserve it whereas the kids didn’t, so my moral conscience would be completely clean.

          • Guy Swagnificant July 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm

            It does send a message. But not one I would want my name or country in any way associated with.

            I don’t pretend to understand the “justification” either. But the torture would also act as a impediment to this disillusion of ISIS. If you are already a part of ISIS and you know surrender will mean mass torture, would you put down your arms? That is partly what has galvanized the “local” opposition in the middle east fighting the Islamic State. If you surrender you die more horribly then if you die fighting. It hasn’t stopped the opposition from forming despite this reality.

            Plus they really do deserve it whereas the kids didn’t, so my moral conscience would be completely clean.
            No arguing the kids didn’t deserve any of that. But I don’t see torture as morally justifiable in just about any situation, I would most definitely not sleep soundly.

          • Destiny Amberst July 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm

            What possible message do you think you can send to someone completely convinced they are righteously doing god’s work and will get a ticket to paradise for it? Try to step out of your own shoes for a minute and think how you would feel about suffering a brutal death if you knew for a fact that you would be rewarded with eternal life in paradise. Pain is temporary.. Torturing someone you are going to kill is pointless sadism, and it reduces you as a human being.

  11. Ghandi July 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Get used to hearing about them. This generation’s Nazis. Most of what they do isn’t new to that region. Just more media now.

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    • The Truth July 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      I disagree. The Nazi’s were organized and their genocide was deliberate.

      Most of what happens in the middle east is due to a lack of training and leadership. A bunch of amateurs have gone in and started their own military with no real training behind it. Anybody who tries to organize them gets drone-bombed. They cannot negotiate a compromise because everybody they’re fighting will only accept either complete surrender (the US) or their genocide (Assad). They are at the risk of constantly being subverted and infiltrated.

      You’re left with an organization that is completely paranoid, inexperienced, incapable of dealing with the threats presented to it, and yet still in charge of large swaths of territory.
      The infiltration/subversion threat is the biggest stability problem. Remember the US atrocities in Vietnam? The soldiers couldn’t tell the difference between their enemies and their allies and they gave up and just decided to kill everybody in Mai Lai, because the only way they could guarantee that somebody wasn’t a viet-cong operative was if they weren’t Vietnamese.
      ISIS has less clarity and also less discipline. A lot of their soldiers came from the ghettos in Europe, and a lot of their actions aren’t really justifiable even under the strict interpretation of islamic law that ISIS follows.

      If you look at the areas where ISIS has firm uncontested control, you notice that the atrocities become rarer rather than more common. That just strengthens the point; it’s the circumstances of ISIS’s desperation rather than the rules set by their hierarchy that are responsible for the atrocities.

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      • Reid July 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

        I doubt it. If they were organized, their methods would just be channeled into committing greater atrocities. Look at the Nazis. Smaller scale, though no less horrific, attacks on Jews had been going on for centuries. It took an organized force, however, to turn it into the genocide.

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