Sharia court judges? First of all, can John Kerry or David Cameron or the U.S. Catholic bishops kindly explain why an entity that has nothing to do with Islam has Sharia court judges? And second, Hamas-linked CAIR has fought hard against anti-Sharia initiatives as being “Islamophobic.” Will Hamas-linked CAIR now denounce the US airstrikes against the Islamic State as being “Islamophobic,” since they killed these two Sharia court judges?
“US Airstrikes Said to Kill Two Islamic State Sharia Court Judges in Syria,” VICE News, September 5, 2015 | 11:35 am
US-led coalition airstrikes killed two judges that presided over a Sharia court in the so-called Islamic State’s (IS) de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one judge was from Iraq and the other from an unnamed Gulf country.
On Friday, the Department of Defense reported two airstrikes in Raqqa, one that struck an IS “tactical unit,” and another that destroyed two IS vehicles. Centcom confirmed to VICE News that coalition airstrikes hit Raqqa on Friday, but said the results were “inconclusive.”
While filming the documentary The Islamic State, VICE News visited Sharia courts in Raqqa, where the accused are often subject to severe penalties such as execution and public crucifixion. In addition to dealing with crime, the IS courts handle all manner of complaints from citizens, including family disputes.
Separate coalition airstrikes in northern Syria on Friday struck two IS tactical units and destroyed an IS staging area, as renewed fighting raged in an area where the US and Turkey are planning to open a new front against the militant group….