Boy flogged 60 times in town square for referring to Islamic State by wrong name

Boy flogged 60 times in town square for referring to Islamic State by wrong name

This horrifying clip shows a child unflinchingly receive 60 lashes to his back for simply referring to Islamic State by a term they hate: ‘Daesh’.

As dozens gather around the town square to watch with emotionless expressions, the boy kneels on the ground – purportedly in Anbar, Iraq – as he accepts his penalty.

His punisher relentlessly whips the boy in the short clip, who appears to be crying and pleading for mercy.

ISIS have released a series of shocking pictures and videos in recent months showing the brutal punishments handed out to those who break the rules.

Behaviour such as women not covering their heads, men shaving, and music playing are all cause for punishment under strict Sharia law.

And those who commit more serious crimes have been executed in public.

So-called adulterous women have been stoned to death, men who have allegedly engaged in homosexual acts have been thrown from the tops of buildings and bandits have been crucified in the streets.

Earlier this week, Islamic State militants in Syria publicly beheaded a man for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

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