13 teenage boys shot in public. Their crime? Watching football. That’s Mosul today.

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Political musings, Religion
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An activist group which secretly documents life inside the Islamic State-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa has reported that militants publicly executed 13 teenage boys for watching the Asian Cup football match between Iraq and Jordan.

Syria Being Slaughtered Silently, quoting Jordanian news agency Petra and other unspecified Iraqi media, reported that the teenagers were rounded up and shot by firing squad in the IS-stronghold of Mosul, in northern Iraq.

According to the report, the boys were caught watching the match and were being accused of breaking Islamic principles.

In a response to IBTimes UK, the group has confirmed the executions have taken place after corroborating the information with local Iraqi activists.

“The bodies remained lying in the open and their parents were unable to withdraw them for fear of murder by terrorist organisation,” the group also wrote on their website.

Before the victims were executed, their ‘crimes’ were announced on the streets of Mosul on a loud-speaker, the activists said.

The report has not been confirmed by international news agencies or Iraqi authorities and IBTimes UK cannot independently verify it.

The activist group secretly documents the executions carried out by the Sunni Islamist group in various places controlled by them.

The latest chilling execution emerges alongside the threat made by an IS militant, suspected to be “Jihadi John”, to behead two Japanese hostages if their ransom demands are not met.

The masked man – who is believed to be the same militant who appeared in earlier videos executing western hostages James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Alan Henning – has asked for $200m (£132m) within the next 72 hours to free the Japanese captives.

  1. gwpj says:

    ISIL is a violent, abusive Islamist cult that puts me in mind of Japan’s Om Shinrikyu cult of 20 years ago that released sarin gas in Tokyo’s subway system. ISIL is like all abusive, violent organizations, including the Mafia and narcotic gangs. Hiding behind religion, ISIL’s members justify their behavior as religious truth. Their behavior reveals the real truth — that they will break every law, every moral standard to gain and keep control.s. Deluded beasts, every one of them.


  2. Simon says:

    This the reason why all reasonable people should support direct military intervention…this is genocide and it must be stopped using ALL means possible.


  3. Pat A says:

    I am so horrified for those poor lads and their families, and for all the others who suffer so under these unspeakably violent people that I can’t think of anything to say. God help us all.


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