ISIS member executes his own mother in public
An ISIS terrorist reportedly executed his own mother in front of hundreds of people in Syria for being an “apostate” – or someone who renounces the terrorist group’s brand of Islam, according to activist groups.
The militant, who has been identified as 21-year-old Ali Saqr, reportedly shot and killed his 35-year-old mother, Leena al-Qasem.
The public execution occurred outside a post office in Raqqa, ISIS’ de-facto capital in Syria, according to the activist groups Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.
Qasem had reportedly been an employee at the post office near where she was executed, according to a member of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
The New York Times called the killing “the latest in a chain of brutal and bizarre killings” that ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) “uses, and often widely publicizes, in efforts to tamp down dissent and to attract recruits.”
The Times reported that Saqr’s mother was trying to convince him to leave ISIS, but Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said that was not the reason for the killing.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently tweeted out these photos that they say show Saqr: