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Al Qaeda’s Sharia Courts in Syria Lock Up and Torture Children

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 19, 2013 @ 2:35 pm In The Point | 7 Comments

Islamic law. It’s everywhere you don’t want to be.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has seized control of territory in northern Syria, has reportedly committed horrific abuses in its prisons in the region.

Sources told Amnesty that some of those imprisoned by ISIS are as young as eight years old. Witnesses reported seeing teenagers being tortured, including a 14-year-old boy who was given 90 lashes during an interrogation.

Prisoners have also reportedly been tortured with electric shocks.

Those who are given a trial face a Sharia court (court of Islamic law) overseen by a judge who regularly shows up to court wearing a bomb belt, according to the report. Trials often last just minutes; some of the “sham” trials end with summary executions.

Ah the majesty of Islamic law. It really does make for a more moral society. Let’s hear some more about how Islamic Law is making Syria a better place.

Some of those held by ISIS are suspected of theft or other crimes; others are accused of “crimes” against Islam, such as smoking cigarettes or zina, sex outside marriage.

On one occasion, an anguished father had to endure screams of pain as ISIS captors tormented his son in a nearby room. Two detainees related how they witnessed a child of about 14 receive a flogging of more than 90 lashes during interrogation at Sadd al-Ba’ath, an ISIS prison in al-Raqqa governorate.

Smoke a cigarette and you commit a crime against Islam. Now I know why liberals love Islam.

The Sadd al-Ba’ath prison is beside a dam on the Euphrates River at al-Mansura, where the local Shari’a court judge, who invariably appeared wearing an explosives belt, has instituted a reign of terror over its detainees.

Bomb belts are now a fashion accessory among the trendier aspirational martyr who is busy martyring others.

Former detainees accuse him of presiding over grotesquely unfair “trials” lasting no more than a few minutes as other detainees look on, and handing down death penalties which are subsequently carried out. At his direction, detainees have been mercilessly flogged; on at least one occasion, he is said to have personally joined in the flogging.

I’m sure it’s Koran-approved.

“The Turkish government, in particular, should prevent its territory being used by ISIS to bring in arms and recruits to Syria,” said Philip Luther.

The Turkish government is linked to Al Qaeda. Erdogan’s rogue Islamist regime has been backed by Obama and the European Union. So Amnesty might want to tell it to them.

Another man, aged 20, told Amnesty International that masked ISIS gunmen abducted him from the street in a crowded part of the al-Bab neighbourhood of northern Aleppo

They [the masked gunmen] dragged me into a yellow taxi, and I was surprised that the driver was also masked, and they drove off. They blindfolded me… Then the driver said, ‘Let us get closer to Allah by killing him.’ He stopped the car, and I could hear that he loaded a rifle and said, ‘Say the shahada [the Islamic creed] because you’ll die.’ I didn’t say anything. He repeated it but I did not respond. I was not scared. I was detained by the regime before

Now that’s a man with courage.

One was about eight years old; the other was 14. As they pushed them into the cell, one of the guards shouted “Teach this donkey how to pray”, in reference to the younger of the two boys, who was crying and continued weeping in the cell.

Such religious folks these Al Qaeda fighters are.

Another detainee held there at the time described the same incident and said:  “I counted 94 lashes falling on this child… and then I could count no more.”


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