GRAPHIC IMAGES: Islamic State Stones, Stabs ‘Sinners’ As International Forces Close In On Strongholds

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As Iraqi and international forces make preparations ahead of a final offensive on Mosul, the Islamic State’s stronghold in Iraq, and Russian forces continue their assault on Raqqa, IS’s Syrian “capital,” the radical organization’s propaganda apparatus is apparently trying to maintain an image of business as usual in its under-siege fiefdom. IS published pictures of busy markets, stoning of suspected prostitutes, execution of a suspected traitor (above), and amputation of the legs of those who committed “immorality.” In the IS-controlled Dijla region in Iraq, four suspected prostitutes were pictured being stoned in what the organization called “a religious commandment.” In the pictures, an IS operative is seen standing next to a pile of rocks and reading out the “indictment” in front of an angry mob, while the bystanders are then invited to stone the convicts, probably to death. Similar pictures from Raqqa show the execution of a presumed collaborator with the US-led coalition or “the Crusader coalition” in IS’s words. Here too, after being read the “sentence” in front of an angry mob, the convict is crucified and stabbed in his chest, then shot in the head. After the crucifixion, the body of the deceased is left hanging with a

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Islamic State Stones, Stabs ‘Sinners’ As International Forces Close In On Strongholds

islamic state terrorism
As Iraqi and international forces make preparations ahead of a final offensive on Mosul, the Islamic State’s stronghold in Iraq, and Russian forces continue their assault on Raqqa, IS’s Syrian “capital,” the radical organization’s propaganda apparatus is apparently trying to maintain an image of business as usual in its under-siege fiefdom. IS published pictures of busy markets, stoning of suspected prostitutes, execution of a suspected traitor (above), and amputation of the legs of those who committed “immorality.” In the IS-controlled Dijla region in Iraq, four suspected prostitutes were pictured being stoned in what the organization called “a religious commandment.” In the pictures, an IS operative is seen standing next to a pile of rocks and reading out the “indictment” in front of an angry mob, while the bystanders are then invited to stone the convicts, probably to death. Similar pictures from Raqqa show the execution of a presumed collaborator with the US-led coalition or “the Crusader coalition” in IS’s words. Here too, after being read the “sentence” in front of an angry mob, the convict is crucified and stabbed in his chest, then shot in the head. After the crucifixion, the body of the deceased is left hanging with a