ISIS Militant Executes his own Mother in Raqqa, Activists Claim

By Cheri Cheng - 08 Jan '16 14:47PM

Activists are claiming that a militant with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has publicly executed his own mother in Raqqa, Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) as well as the group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, reported on the execution, citing eyewitnesses who said that 20-year-old Ali Saqr fatally shot Lena al-Qasem in front of hundreds of people outside of a post office where she worked. Al-Qasem was believed to be in her 40s.

According to the reports, al-Qasem had asked her son to leave the city with her out of fear that Raqqa and ISIS will be wiped out by the U.S.-led military coalition. Saqr then reportedly told ISIS about his mother's statements and since ISIS does not tolerate any kind of opposition, they found her guilty of apostasy and demanded that he kill her.

This is not the first time that an ISIS fighter has been told to kill his family.

Raqqa has been the de facto capital for the terrorist group. Ever since ISIS took control of areas in Syria and Iraq, they have killed many people for a wide range of offenses, such as homosexuality or witchcraft.

The group has also taped executions of people from around the world. In one of their latest video, ISIS militants shot five men, who they claimed were British spies.

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