Islamic State Publicly Executes Man for Blasphemy in Syria

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Islamic State militants during a parade in Raqqa, Syria.The Islamic State has executed a man accused of blasphemy in front of a crowd, including children, in the Syrian province of Raqqa.

MOSCOW, December 4 (Sputnik) – Militants from the Islamic State, a radical Sunni group controlling large swathes of Iraq and Syria, publicly beheaded a man accused of blasphemy, Reuters reports.

The man was executed in Sulouk, a town located in the Syrian province of Raqqa, on Monday. A crowd of people, including children, watched the event, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based NGO monitoring situation in Syria.A jihadist website confirmed the information, adding that the man pled guilty to charges, according to Reuters. It also posted several photographs from the execution. One of them showed a man dressed in black holding a sword above a blindfolded and kneeling person, the news agency stated.

The Islamic State has carried out numerous…

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