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ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Sunday two young men in the city of Mosul, northwestern Iraq, after accusing them of “apostasy”.
ISIS militants had arrested the two men on Friday for missing prayers at Mosul mosque, where pro-ISIS preachers usually deliver speeches promoting the group’s alleged Caliphate.
The Sharia Court in Mosul ordered the execution of the two young men, aged 22-25, on charges of apostasy.
“They were both shot dead in front of the Aisha Mosque in al-Nour neighborhood eastern Mosul on Sunday,” local media activist Abdulah al-Malla told ARA News.
“The execution took place after a member of the Sharia Court read a statement vowing anyone who misses the prayers at the mosque to face the same punishment,” al-Malla said, adding that ISIS militants are trying to terrorize the people of Mosul by conducting such public executions.
This comes just two weeks after ISIS extremists beheaded a 14-year-old boy in Syria’s Jarablus on similar charges. Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, civil rights activist Nasser Taljbini reported that the ISIS-led Sharia Court order the militants to behead the boy in public. “Dozens of people attended the brutal execution, including the victim’s parents who were forced to witness the beheading of their own son,” Taljbini said.
“ISIS is trying to prove that it is still powerful despite all the military defeats,” the source told ARA News.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News