In arguably one of its cruelest acts yet, the Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly blown up a baby as part of a demonstration showing how to handle explosives. So reports The Clarion Project.
The unparalleled incident took place in Diyala Province, eastern Iraq, this past Friday, according to Sadiq el-Husseini, Security Committee Chairman of the province on behalf of the anti-ISIS forces there. He recounted the event to the local Arabic-language A-Sumeriah News.
“The organization booby-trapped the baby in front of dozens of armed ISIS men," el-Husseini said, "and then detonated it from afar.” He explained that the purpose of the operation, including the rigging of the baby and the detonation of the explosives attached to it, was part of an ISIS training exercise teaching various booby-trapping techniques.
“The organization doesn’t care about the most basic human values," said el-Husseini. "Their crimes are incalculable, and the blowing up of the baby is the best proof of the threat of ISIS ideology to the state.”
The baby’s father was apparently executed some weeks ago, after being accused of taking part in the killing of an Islamic State member.
Elsewhere, a jihadist group published a Twitter threat to behead the Statue of Liberty in New York City. A picture of the statue, headless and holding the ISIS black flag, was published Sunday on Twitter. Beneath the picture, which showed the New York City skyline in flames, were the words “Soon the state of the Islamic Caliphate."
In other ISIS news, Egypt's Ahram-Online reports in the name of "Iraqi citizens" that an Iraqi woman in Mosul was killed by ISIS women from Russia – for looking at clothing in a market in the city. The citizens reported that the Russian ISIS women "attacked 12 Mosul girls/married women, beating them severely… They claimed the women had lifted their niqab to look at the merchandise, and also failed to uphold the rule of wearing the correct color himar specified for women."
ISIS now requires women to wear color-coded garments denoting their marital status. Married women must wear black, a divorced woman – blue, a widow – green, and an unmarried girl must wear white.