“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.” — Qur’an 5:33
Note that the accusation specifies that he purposefully killed a Muslim. This is because the Qur’an also says: “And never is it for a believer to kill a believer except by mistake” (4:92). If he had killed a non-Muslim, he might have been able to justify the deed on Islam’s sharp dichotomy between believers and unbelievers, and command to be “merciful to unbelievers, but ruthless to unbelievers” (48:29).
“Shocking images show Syrian thief blindfolded and CRUCIFIED by terrorist group linked to a British suicide bomber,” by Matt Blake for the Daily Mail, March 28 (thanks to Thomas Pellow):
Blindfolded, shot in the head and strung up on a crucifix for all to see, the body of a suspected murderer is paraded in a town square for people to take pictures on mobile phones.
The man was accused of ‘purposefully killing a Muslim to take his money’ in a Sharia court set up by terror cell The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria who have overrun the city of Raqqa, northern Syria.
Such a crime, according to Sharia doctrine, is punishable by death, but how he should be executed is less specific.
In this man’s case, he was blindfolded and led from the court to the city’s centre and shot in the head at point-blank range.
His lifeless body was then tied to wooden cross on a makeshift stage and left in the sun for all to see.
Hundreds of onlookers gathered at the execution site to catch a glimpse of the dead man’s body, as it was paraded in public as a brutal reminder of what happens to thiose who fall foul of the Sharia rule of law.
It is unclear exactly what the dead man stole, but a video of his grisly death, filmed on a mobile phone, was posted on social network sites this week.
The group behind his execution is the same outfit that sponsored father-of-three Abdul Waheed Majeed, a former lorry-driver from Crawley, West Sussex, who blew himself to pieces last month when he drove a lorry packed with explosives through the walls of Aleppo prison in the war-torn country.
Relatives have told how he had worked for the Highways Agency in the UK but gave up his job six months ago to join a convoy running aid into Syria.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have taken a Christian church in the city and dish out Islamic punishments at a Sharia court.
An intelligence source told The Sun: ‘The aim is to generate fear. Justice does not come into it.’
Generating fear is the aim of all Sharia punishments.