ISIS has beheaded two women in Syria. Agence France-Presse has the gruesome details:
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of “sorcery,” the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
“The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. He was referring to the group, which is also known as IS and ISIL.
The Britain-based monitor said the executions took place on Monday and Sunday and involved two couples.
In both cases, the women were executed with their husbands, with each pair accused of “witchcraft and sorcery.”
The Observatory said ISIS has previously decapitated the corpses of Kurdish female fighters during battles, and the militant group is reported to have stoned civilian women to death on allegations of adultery. But the Observatory said this was the first time it had documented the group beheading civilian women, noting that the executions were done publicly.
Of course, life is equally nasty, brutish and short under the Iranian-supported Assad. Still, it does take a special kind of brutality to be prepared to behead female civilians. So the next time a Democrat cries the “war against women” remind them of what happens to women in Syria who fall afoul of ISIS.
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