The purpose of releasing such images is twofold: it “strikes terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60), and it demonstrates to Muslims that the Islamic State is carrying out Islamic law in its fullness, including this: “The thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent from Allah” (Qur’an 5:38).
“Isis releases brutal images of man’s arm being amputated for theft,” International Business Times, December 20, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
The Islamic State (Isis) has released graphic images of a man having his hand amputated in Syria after being found guilty of theft by an Islamic court.
A large crowd of men and boys gathered to watch the punishment, which was carried out after Friday prayers in the city of al-Bab, in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
Blindfolded by a beige tasselled scarf, the victim is shown wearing a black leather jacket and being led into the centre of the street.
His hands are tied behind his back while an Isis fighter is shown grabbing the man by his neck.
A bearded man wearing a shirt and brown scarf is seen apparently waiting patiently for the victim. The man is later shown tending to the victim’s freshly amputated arm while wearing a pair of white surgical gloves.
Subsequent images show several medical items on a small wooden table, including plasters, a reel of plastic tape, and a brown plastic bottle possibly containing an anti-septic or a pain killer.
The final few images show the doctor cleaning up the bloody stump and applying plastic tape to bandage up the wound.
The photos of the amputation were released just hours after Isis publicly crucified a man in Aleppo. The man reportedly admitted that he had dropped small microchip tracking devices near strategic Isis buildings in Aleppo.
Isis has gained a fearsome reputation for carrying out brutal punishments for crimes such as blasphemy, adultery and sorcery….