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  10/1/2013, Tishrei 27, 5774

Syrian Jihadists: Insult Muhammad and be Executed

Al-Qaeda affiliated jihadist rebel groups in Syria have warned citizens against “hurting the dignity” of the prophet Muhammad.

As the civil war in Syria has continued, a 13-member rebel coalition broke away from the main opposition force and has declared its own Islamic state in Aleppo. The warning not to insult Muhammad was made in a leaflet published by this coalition, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in the Jarabulus District of the Aleppo province in recent days.