ISIL tortures children from Muslim minority groups via beheading, crucifixion, live burying, and sex slavery. Muslim communities rise up in response.
We have all heard about the Islamic State’s violent and murderous acts from beheadings to stoning and pushing people off buildings--but this week the actions of ISIL have reached a new low.
Earlier this week, the Islamic extremist group took credit for burning a Jordanian pilot alive and now the United Nations reports that the group is also guilty of killing and torturing children.
The United Nations human rights office confirmed that ISIL has been kidnapping, crucifying, and burying children alive in addition to selling them as sex slaves.
According to Reuters,
“The U.N. body, which reviewed Iraq’s record for the first time since 1998, denounced ISIL’s systematic killing of children belonging to religious and ethnic minorities, including several cases of mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive.”
Ethnic and religious minorities targeted by ISIL are Christian communities, the Kurdish Yazidi sect, and Muslim Shia and Sunni branches. Needless to say, these actions have angered Muslim communities throughout the Middle East who do not share the attitudes or support the terrorist practices of ISIL.
A report by the Chicago Tribune states that after the Jordanian pilot was burned alive, King Abdullah II of Jordan--a close U.S. ally in the war against terror--made a statement from Washington. He denounced the Islamic State as a “cowardly terror group," and a "criminal gang" which he said, "has no relation to Islam.”
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