Jul 8 2015
Islamic State (ISIS) crucifies dozens of Syrian men and boys on electricity poles for breaking Ramadan fast
Eyewitnesses told the Syrian ARA News, “Those who break Ramadan are being crucified on electricity poles. The roads are filled with dozens of crucified men and boys attached to poles in eastern Syria, for violating the group’s strict regulations during Ramadan.”
Breitbart (h/t Emma) A video (below) published by activists, purportedly shows people being “crucified alive” in the town of Hajin, a city to the east of Deir ez-Zor, for breaking the Ramadan fast without legitimate reason.
The video shows a man slowly driving his car down a main road while he passes at least nine men and boys tied to electric poles in the median of the street, with their arms stretched out and affixed to a crosspiece. The victims were placed about a block apart from each other, and some of the victims have signs placed around their necks.
ISIS has also established another form of public punishment, placing some violators in public cages so that citizens can witness the ways ISIS mocks those who violate its strict religious regulations. “The group made many cages to lock up these ‘fasting violators’ and show them to public in order to humiliate them among people.