ISIS Continues to Execute 'Criminals'

ISIS recently executed two Syrian men convicted of collaborating with the Assad regime.

Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari ,

ISIS fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria
ISIS fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group is continuing to strictly enforce Islamic Sharia law on areas of Syria it has captured.

The group’s “police force” in the city of Homs in Syria recently executed two men who were convicted of collaborating with the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.

According to the group, one of those convicted was a former fighter in the ranks of ISIS, but defected to the ranks of the Syrian army, and the other gave information about ISIS to the Syrian army. It was also reported that the two confessed to their alleged crimes.

The two men were brought to the village square, where dignitaries and local residents gathered. They fell to their knees, blindfolded and with their hands tied, before being beheaded.

ISIS has also been carrying out executions in Iraq. Three men were recently convicted for drinking alcohol in the Kirkuk province and were sentenced to flogging, which was also carried out at the town square in the presence of many local residents. After the flogging, the convicted criminals were shown embracing the ISIS police officers to acknowledge their sins and their desire to return to the right path.

Other incidents of ISIS executions include the stoning to death of a man and woman convicted of adultery. The stoning was performed in front of hundreds of people who participated in the stoning. A man convicted of acts of sodomy was thrown from a building and then stoned.

Since joining the civil war in Syria, many reports have surfaced regarding ISIS and its strict implementation of Muslim Sharia law in areas it captures.

ISIS has been accused of torturing and murdering prisoners, among them children and teenagers, and forcing Druze men to convert to Islam or die.

In one case, members of the group beheaded a person they said was a member of an Iraqi Shiite militia fighting for Assad, only to discover they had accidentally beheaded a fighter belonging to an allied rebel group.

In March, the group live-tweeted the amputation of a hand of a man charged with theft in the northern province of Aleppo.