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Butchers: Syria’s ISIS Crucifying Opponents, Justifying Horror with Quran Passages

A clearer picture of the monstrous anti-Assad group emerges. (WARNING: graphic images on Page 2.)

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Jonathan Spyer and Aymenn Jawad al Tamimi

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May 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
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Evidence is mounting that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is systematically committing atrocities in eastern and northern Syria, its areas of control.

While individual incidents of brutality have been well-documented, the near-impossibility of on-the-spot reporting in the area controlled by the organization has made it difficult to build a general description of the situation there. However, as more and more witnesses come forward, the picture is gradually becoming clearer.

Public executions are a regular weekly occurrence in Raqqa city, the provincial capital controlled by ISIS. In a number of verified cases, the bodies of executed people have been “crucified” — placed on crosses in public areas after execution by other means, supposedly to act as a deterrent to others. (Note: at least one crucifixion of a living victim by an Islamist group has occurred recently, in Yemen. Video here.)

ISIS invoked Qur’an 5:33 in a case of two people being crucified in Raqqa for supposedly carrying out an IED attack against ISIS. The Quran passage stipulates that, among a number of punishments, those who “wage war on God and His Messenger” may be crucified.

An earlier case in Raqqa in late March was also justified as the appropriate penalty for alleged stealing and murder, though it was not officially advertised by ISIS. The case seems to fall under the same framework of Quran 5:33, which also mentions “striving to cause corruption on Earth” as an offense that can warrant crucifixion.

Crucifixions are by no means the exclusive realm of ISIS: they can also be carried out in Saudi Arabia for crimes such as terrorism and highway robbery. The issue is that ISIS is defining itself as the one and only true Islamic state; in their view, waging war on ISIS thus constitutes waging war on “God and His Messenger.”

For ISIS, Raqqa — often described in ISIS circles as the “capital” of ISIS — is very much the prototype model Islamic city, where aspects of Islamic law are first introduced and are then spread to other areas of ISIS-held territory. (Their territory currently encompasses all major urban areas in Raqqa province, eastern Aleppo province, and most of southern and central Hasakah province). The crucifixions are a case-in-point: once implemented officially in Raqqa, the practice then spread to other ISIS strongholds, most notably the Aleppo provincial towns of Maskanah and Manbij.

As in Raqqa, those subjected to crucifixion are suspected of having had ties to rival underground rebel groups trying to undermine ISIS with clandestine attacks. In Maskanah, the crucifixion was presented as the “punishment for apostasy” for one of three alleged “shabiha” members.

By invoking apostasy, ISIS likely is referencing this hadith, where it is stipulated that one of the cases in which a Muslim’s blood may be lawfully shed is for fighting against God and His Messenger (similar to Qur’an 5:33). In this case, the punishment is crucifixion or exile. The crime in question has been interpreted to be apostasy.

Also in Raqqa, Christians have had the first dhimmi pact from ISIS imposed upon them.

Christians there are required to pay a special tax (jizya) to the ISIS authorities. Christians may not publicly wear crosses, pray in the presence of Muslims, or repair or renovate places of worship. As with the crucifixions, ISIS invoked Qur’anic justification for imposing the dhimmi pact: Qur’an 9:29. (This invocation was largely overlooked in prior media coverage of this development.) ISIS later announced that arrangements were underway for the imposition of the dhimmi pact on Christians in Hasakah province living under ISIS dominion.

Last month, a group of activists in Raqqa city formed a group called “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” with hopes of spreading information about the city’s current condition. The 20 members of the group were then sentenced to death by ISIS for “non-belief in Islam.” A large cash prize has been offered by ISIS for information leading to their capture.

The horror gets worse: the most shocking evidence of brutality comes from witnesses to the jails maintained by ISIS.

(WARNING: the following page contains graphic images.)

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True and considering that the Koran declares itself to be , and Muslims on pain of death must accept it to be, the 'ACTUAL and UNALTERABLE' word of their evil God then all the antisemitism, misogyny, paedophilia, justification for wife beating, justification for slavery, sadism, vindictiveness, cruelty, mistakes , plagiarism from the Bible and Torah, and lets face downright repetitive turgid nonsense that the Koran is full of must just what their god really is.
Oh and before someone bleats theres lots of violence etc in the Bible you should understand that totally unlike the Koran which Muslims claim is written by allah the bible was written by men and is an HISTORICAL record of mans attempts to understand God.
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When will the Western Politicians and the Left wing moonbats fianally wake up to the fact that while there may be 'moderate' Muslims there is no 'moderate' ISLAM nor any 'Adjective' Islam or 'euphemism' Islam there is just ISLAM and that the so called 'moderate' Muslims are the REAL 'misunderstanders' of Islam.
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"Justifying Horror with Quran Passages"

The koran does justify it and even commands it. It is a very evil book.
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They try to understand their god, too. But their god is little too bloodthirsty, pedophile and sick in general.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422752
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Apostates are the only extremists within Islam.

It is not murdered for not believing in god and his messenger, it is murdered for not believing in my god of the Kabba and his messenger. Please make the correction. People get confused when the word God is used for those who worship Allah.

Allah Akbar = my god is greatest. Greatest of what? Greatest of all other gods at the Kabba.
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I posted this comment on another thread a couple of months ago but it bears repeating here.  In reference to the Christian slaughterhouses run by ISIS...
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A few days ago I unexpectedly ran across a video of an Islamic ISIS "soldier" in Syria sawing (yes, SAWING) off the head of a captured rebel who was fighting trying to free his country from the butcher Assad.

I was horrified..could not sleep that night and had problems sleeping the following few after,

(extremely graphic descriptions and videos — be warned)

https://shoebat.com/2014/03/17/actual-literal-islamic-human-slaughterhouses-christians-discovered/

Folks, read this story carefully but I must put in a strong viewer advisory warning: the images are far more than disturbing. 

This is the nature of the evil that has been infecting Europe for some time now and is at the core of what happened to us on 9/11.  That evil is now among us in the person of, for instance, the jihadist from L.A. who was captured by the FBI attempting to flee to Canada only two days ago after planning to bomb L.A. subways, to name but one of many. Another is the enclave of black jihadis in Texas who are evidently under FBI investigation but have not yet been disbanded nor charged.  

Copy the above link and post it everywhere you can (in the proper context) unashamedly with appropriate comments. Find other links like this and do the same. Go on your own offensive. Mail or email this link and others you find to congress (don't waste your time with 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.). Do your part to stop these atrocities. Let nothing dissuade you.
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These are the same people that the Moslem Brotherhood was supplying guns and munitions to from the Benghazi cache. They are crucifying their prisoners and all the rest of the stuff out of nightmares, these are the same monsters that the Democrats were trying to sponsor as moderates. It is imperative to find out what was happening in Benghazi, were those guns going to people like this, these are crimes against humanity, are the suppliers of guns and munitions culpable is cases like this and "Fast and Furious" where guns went to the Narcotic Cartels of Mexico and the Moslem Monsters of ISIS; the Democrats have some answering to do, don't they?
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Per the Democrat leadership on the hill, the real terrorists are their Conservative opponents who have the temerity to say NO to Obama; in effect taking hostages. But NOT crucifying them -the hostages- I point out.
As for life in a country where Islam runs free; Man. I would want to be well, very well armed, and live on a hilltop. They -the followers of the religion of sand and fury- are savages (offense noted and intended).
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Thanks, excellent article.
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This is not news. Islam has been engaged in this type of cruel activity for some 1400 years. Wake up America, before it is too late.
25 weeks ago
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When will the Western Politicians and the Left wing moonbats fianally wake up to the fact that while there may be 'moderate' Muslims there is no 'moderate' ISLAM nor any 'Adjective' Islam or 'euphemism' Islam there is just ISLAM and that the so called 'moderate' Muslims are the REAL 'misunderstanders' of Islam.
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They do not want to wake up. This is how they gain electorate.

As for the horrible creatures in the article... I really don't know how to deal with them. Others learned from their defeat previously, but these creatures don't seem to understand even force, never mind reason.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422752
25 weeks ago
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a moderate muslime is pleased when a radical mulsime kills you
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
"Justifying Horror with Quran Passages"

The koran does justify it and even commands it. It is a very evil book.
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
True and considering that the Koran declares itself to be , and Muslims on pain of death must accept it to be, the 'ACTUAL and UNALTERABLE' word of their evil God then all the antisemitism, misogyny, paedophilia, justification for wife beating, justification for slavery, sadism, vindictiveness, cruelty, mistakes , plagiarism from the Bible and Torah, and lets face downright repetitive turgid nonsense that the Koran is full of must just what their god really is.
Oh and before someone bleats theres lots of violence etc in the Bible you should understand that totally unlike the Koran which Muslims claim is written by allah the bible was written by men and is an HISTORICAL record of mans attempts to understand God.
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