“The group demanded civilians to head [to] the mosques of the city Monday afternoon…” Not that this has anything to do with Islam. In any case, here again we see that Sharia morality is not about virtue, but about fear. People are afraid to get out of line; they’re not convinced as a matter of conscience that what is being mandated is right. Sharia is a slow-motion reign of terror.
Hasakah, Syria – Jihadists of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) imposed a so-called “collective repentance” on residents of al-Bukamal city in the province of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, local activists reported on Monday.
The group demanded civilians to head [to] the mosques of the city Monday afternoon, without notifying them about the reason.
“IS militants rallied al-Bukamal streets and called residents to be present altogether in the mosques of the city in the prayer time for an important issue, without specifying the exact reason for this call,” said the civil rights activist Samer al-Furati, member of the campaign of ‘Voice and Image’ that documents IS violations against civilians in the region.
The group called on people for “collective repentance” at the hands of Sharia officials of the group in al-Bukamal mosques.
Al-Furat added that usually a small number of civilians meet the IS Sharia officials in mosques for repentance, pointing out that the collective repentance was earlier imposed on residents of the Shuhail town last week and perhaps will be imposed on the entire countryside of Deir ez-Zor province in the coming days.
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