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ISIL beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria

Self-declared police force has killed many people in areas it controls in Syria and Iraq for actions such as adultery, homosexuality, stealing and blasphemy.

ISIL beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria
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ISIL's self-declared police force in western Syria
decapitated four men after accusing them of blasphemy, a rights group
monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Saturday.

The men were beheaded in the countryside east of
the city of Homs by the militant group's "Islamic Police", the
British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Observatory, which monitors the conflict using
sources on the ground, reported a similar killing on Tuesday, when ISIL
beheaded a man in a town square in the north of the country.

Residents and activists say ISIL has beheaded and
stoned to death many people in areas it controls in Syria and Iraq for actions
they see as violating their reading of Islamic law, such as adultery,
homosexuality, stealing and blasphemy.

They have also killed rival fighters by similar
methods off the battlefield and have set up patrols to police public behaviour
in their bid to establish a caliphate.

The Observatory also reported on Saturday that ISIL
had stoned a man and a woman to death for adultery in Manbij town in northern
Syria after Friday prayers.

The group, which is the target of US-led air
strikes in both countries, has also killed a smaller number of foreign
captives.

The Observatory said last month that ISIL had
killed 1,432 Syrians off the battlefield since the end of June when it declared
a caliphate in the territory under its control.

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Billy 5 years ago

How can any rational thinking human being support these brutal, self serving monsters. They are doing untold damage to the reputation of Islam globally. It really is time for all the world, especially all Muslims to stand up and disown these people. Isolate them from the true Islamic faith and stop the young flocking to them.