IS man executes own mother in public for asking to leave group

(From Independent)

In a shocking incident, an Islamic State (IS) militant publicly executed his own mother after accusing her of apostasy, according to a rights group.


Ali Saqr al-Qasem shot his mother Lena in the head with an assault rifle

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS) said 20-year-old jihadi Ali Saqr al-Qasem shot his mother Lena, 45, in the head with an assault rifle in front of a large crowd.

Lena al-Qasem is understood to have been accused of apostasy – a crime that usually means leaving one’s religion but in practise is used by IS as a justification for murdering anybody who does not support or speaks out against the terror group.

The exact charge against al-Qasem was “inciting her son to leave the Islamic State and escaping together to the outside of Raqqa”, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. Read More

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