Islamic State beheads kid for listening to western music

In another case of brutality out of the many it has already committed in the past, Islamic State has beheaded a 15-year-old child for merely listening to western music at the grocery store of his father.

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 17:15 PM IST
Islamic State beheads kid for listening to western music

Beirut: In another case of brutality out of the many it has already committed in the past, Islamic State has beheaded a 15-year-old child for merely listening to western music at the grocery store of his father.

The incident happened on Tuesday in Mosul – a stronghold of ISIL.

“Ayham Hussein was captured by the jihadists while listening to Pop music at the grocery store of his father in the Nabi Younis marketplace in western Mosul. He was referred to the Sharia Court, which issued a decision to execute him,” a spokesman for the Nineveh media centre was quoted as saying by ARA News.

The boy was publicly beheaded to spread a message to others, a source told ARA News.

After the execution, the boy's mortal remains were handed over the family. The incident has sparked massive outrage in Mosul.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, two young men were shot dead outside a mosque in Mosul last Friday for failing to attend prayers.

"The execution took place after a member of the Sharia Court read a statement vowing anyone who misses the prayers at the mosque to face the same punishment," ARA News quoted local activist Abdulah al-Malla as saying.