IS ties two boys to pole for eating in Ramazan: monitor

By AFP
Published: June 23, 2015
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BEIRUT: The Islamic State(IS) group on Monday made two youths hang from a beam by their wrists after accusing them of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said.

“Residents of the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province reported that IS suspended from a crossbar two boys aged under 18 near the HQ of the Hissba”, the militant police, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

“The children have been suspended by ropes from a pole since noon, and they were still there in the late evening,” he said.

“Apparently, they were caught eating.”

A placard was attached to the bodies reading “They broke the fast with no religious justification”.

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Throughout the month of Ramazan, which began on Thursday, believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset.

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.

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  • Parvez
    Jun 23, 2015 - 12:11PM

    …….and it is loudly said that there is no compulsion in Islam. Recommend

  • Hellraiser
    Jun 23, 2015 - 1:16PM

    @Parvez:
    There is no compulsion, But atleast should have to follow some discipline… Which is very mush needed in muslim countries….!!Recommend

  • chris
    Jun 23, 2015 - 1:51PM

    What discipline my friend.Is this the same discipline your talking about when your minority communities are fasting and every one goes around eating without any respect. Or is their patience (sabar) stronger than yours. This is utter nonsense. If your emaan is so weak shut the whole country down for a complete month just so you can perform your duties. Islam does not teach harm to any one regardless of the month but clearly states empowering your patience even more during this month.Recommend

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