ISIS Crucified Two Children For Eating During Ramadan

ISIS has reported crucified two children in Syria. Their crime? Eating during Ramadan. Ramadan is the Muslim holiday that requires Muslims all over the world to fast and abstain from water and certain behaviors, such as sex and sinful speech, from dawn til dusk for a month.

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Generally, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and the ill are exempt from fasting, but the extremists in ISIS decided to ignore that rule (like they do so many others) and crucified the children. The boys, reported to be under the age of 18, were displayed with placards around their necks announcing their “crime.”

The boys were killed in the town of Mayadin, Deir Ezzor province, and were reported by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Monday, July 22nd. The Holy month had begun only five days earlier, on the 17th.

SOHR founder Rami Abdel Rahman says that locals in the area say that the boys were ?suspended from a crossbar? near ISIS’ religious police headquarters. “Apparently they were caught eating,” he added.

This is not the first time children have been crucified by ISIS, unfortunately. In February, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child recorded “…several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”