Unconfirmed: ISIS Member Publicly Executes His Mother

Multiple news sources are reporting that ISIS militant Ali Saqr al Qasem, on orders from ISIS, publicly shot and killed his mother outside the post office where she worked in Raqqa.

The reason: Al-Qasem had reported his mother for apostasy -- she had encouraged him to leave Raqqa with her. ISIS then ordered him to kill her.

True? I'm dubious, but I suppose it's possible. The source is the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

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    Why are you doubtful? (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 01:57:41 PM EST
    Kids off their parents all the time here in the good old U.S.A.

    Got to up the attention- (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by oculus on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 04:03:41 PM EST
    grabbing shock quotient somehow. Looks like mission accomplished.

    Surprised anyone cares other than his family (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by CoralGables on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 04:25:39 PM EST
    and her friends. That's all that would care if it happened here.

    But Generally not on Orders... (none / 0) (#2)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 02:23:22 PM EST
    ...and in public.

    That seem... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Thanin on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 02:40:43 PM EST
    like an arbitrary line to draw.

    Agreed... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 02:46:35 PM EST
    ...but had the same guy killed her at home because she wouldn't let him take the car out, it would not be world news.

    I think the calculus on that must have been (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Anne on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 03:00:50 PM EST
    that if he didn't kill her, not only would they have killed her, they'd have killed him, and if he had any other family, would have killed them, too, I'd guess.

    So much killing; how is it they haven't managed to kill each other off?  How do they keep track of it all?  

    Maybe there's an app for that.


    The Nazis used plain old paper (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 03:03:02 PM EST
    My first reaction as well, Anne (none / 0) (#9)
    by christinep on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 06:44:22 PM EST
    But, what about the concept/reality of intrinsic human values? Recognizing that world societies have not been without significant examples of matricide and patricide throughout history and literature, what if the killing had all the same characteristics reported in this matter with one exception--the public execution of one's child? Would any society today condone that under any circumstances?  It is a "what if"; yet, it is a question?

    Obama Admin. shifts online Anti ISIS (none / 0) (#10)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jan 08, 2016 at 09:40:34 PM EST