From the Independent
Two children have reportedly been “crucified” by Isis for not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
The boys, believed to be under the age of 18, were killed in Syria and their bodies displayed with placards hung around their necks announcing their “crime”.
Their deaths in the town of Mayadin, Deir Ezzor province, were reported by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday. Founder Rami Abdel Rahman said residents reported the boys’ bodies were “suspended from a crossbar” near the so-called Islamic State’s religious police headquarters.
“Apparently, they were caught eating,” he told the AFP news agency, adding that the signs hung around their necks claimed they broke the Ramadan fast “with no religious justification”.
The acts of The Islamic State are getting wall to wall international coverage, and that is a good thing. But the real story is the overwhelming , or is it underwhelming?, silence of the vast majority of Muslims worldwide. Someone draws a cartoon of Mohamed, all hell breaks loose across Muslim-occupied lands. The acts of The Islamic State?—the sound of crickets chirping. That alone should inform the non-Muslim world of that which they need to know, if they somehow managed not to know by now.
The silence from the Muslim world is to be expected, what comes as a surprise is the western governments wholehearted support for any muslim that says that ISIS is not Islam.