Since the rise to prominence of ISIS, the Muslim terror army in Iraq and Syria that boasts of its “caliphate,” it has been accused of stealing $425 million to become the world’s richest terror group. There are claims ISIS collects more than $3 million a day from activities described as “smuggling, human trafficking and extortion.”
It also stands accused of terrorizing civilian populations by launching canisters containing live scorpions, releasing a guide to the rape of sex slaves and claiming that a “radioactive device” has been smuggled into Europe. There also are reports of ISIS crucifying Christians, beheading others, including children, and reducing the Christian community in Iraq, where they have made their homes for millennia, to nearly zero.
WND columnist Chuck Norris recently compiled a long list of such reports.
“Pundits and news agencies have reported and questioned the validity that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is beheading children in its conquests of Syria and Iraq. But there is one fact that can’t be contested: that the Sunni-dominated al-Qaida splinter group is on a war rampage using some of the most heinous and barbaric means to exterminate anyone who opposes them, particularly Christians,” he wrote.
- In July, CNN reported various Iraqi village residents described horrific attacks by ISIS fighters, who “seize local men and pillage homes and places of worships,” according to Human Rights Watch directors in Iraq.
- CNN also reported ISIS killed 40 Shiite Turkmen, “including children,” in four communities in Kirkuk, Iraq, last month.
- ISIS slaughtered 270 Syrians, including national guard members, security guards and employees in the al Shaer gas field in Syria.
- According to the human rights team at the U.N. Assistance Mission in Iraq, a minimum of at least 757 civilians were killed and 599 injured in Nineveh and Salah al-Din provinces, north of Baghdad, and Diyala, in the east, between June 5 and 22. At least an additional 318 people were killed and 590 wounded during the same 17 days in Baghdad and areas in the south.
- Some 500 Yazidi community members in Sinjar and the surrounding area were executed by ISIS, according to U.N. special advisers on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the responsibility to protect, Jennifer Welsh;
- The U.N. special advisers also reported that some 1,500 Yazidi, Christian and Shabak women and girls were abducted by ISIS.
- CNN reported: “At least 2,400 Iraqis died in violence in June, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq. Of those, the United Nations said more than 1,500 were civilians, including 270 civilian police officers, and almost 900 were members of Iraqi security forces.”
- U.N. News Centre reported ISIS “has broadcast more than a dozen videos showing beheadings and shootings of hors combat soldiers and police officers, as well as apparent targeting of people based on their religion or ethnicity, including Shia and minority groups such as Turcomans, Shabak, Christians and Yazidis.”
“And what are we to make of ISIS’ summary crucifixions?” he wondered.
Now, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, ISIS has published a penal code, with penalties drawn from the Quran, for offenses such as “blasphemy, adultery, sodomy, spying, slander, theft and apostasy.” MEMRi’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor says exile is the penalty for the offense of terrorizing people. A document detailing the ISIS penal code was released Dec. 15 on the Jihadi Media Platform forum, alplatformmedia.com. The document, which was titled “Clarification [regarding] the Hudud [Quranic punishments],” included a list of crimes and their respective punishment according to Islamic law, or Shariah. The report said ISIS published the document as a warning and a reminder to the people living under its rule. ISIS also reaffirmed its commitment to enforce it vigilantly.
“The document begins with various Quranic verses emphasizing the need for Muslims to adhere to the Shariah, while noting that those who do not follow it are considered unbelievers,” MEMRI said.
Blasphemy against Allah, Muhammad or Islam is punished with death. For adultery? Stoning “until death in case the adulterer was married and 100 lashes and exile if he or she were unmarried.”
- Sodomy (homosexuality): Death for the person committing the act, as well as for the one receiving it.
- Theft: Cutting off the hand
- Drinking alcohol: 80 lashes
- Slandering: 80 lashes
- Spying for the unbelievers: Death
- Apostasy: Death
- Murder and stealing: Death by crucifixion
- Murder only: Death
- Stealing (as part of banditry): Cutting off the right hand and the left leg
It was reported ISIS executed two in Syria for “being gay.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported one man was stoned after ISIS found cell phone videos “purporting to show the man ‘practicing indecent acts with males.’” And another man was executed “without any proof.”
It also was reported on Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin Sunni fighters have “committed atrocities against hundreds of Shiites.”
Noted Norris in his commentary: “CNN reported in May that of seven public crucifixions in Raqqa, two adults were left on display. But Abu Ibrahim, a member of a recently formed anti-ISIS activist group in Raqqa, said that ‘the remaining five victims were children under the age of 18, one of them a seventh-grade student.’”
He said it’s just what the Quran demands: “Verse 33 of the fifth book of the Quran says: ‘Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.’”